Date Time Competition Season
16 December 2022 8:00 pm European Champions Cup 2022/23

Match Report

Leinster cruise to heavy win over Gloucester

Leinster annihilated Gloucester in a nine try display, keeping their 100% win rate in the Heineken Cup alive in a battering at the RDS tonight.

James Lowe started the scoring spree in the thirteenth minute. Caelan Doris nicked the ball at the ruck and freed the winger who sored past Billy Twelvetrees finishing into the corner, electrically. 

Josh van der Flier then scored his third European try in two matches, Ross Byrne landing his first conversion for 12-0. 

From a maul, hooker Ronan Kelleher increased the lead to 17-0 before his opposite number, Henry Walker, was sin binned. 

Leinster took full advantage with tries from Kelleher and James Ryan, both converted by Byrne, sending them into the interval 31-0 ahead and bonus point in the bag. 

Scrum half Luke McGrath got in on the scoring fun early in the second half. Lowe then grabbed his second try of the night after being freed by a nifty second assist from Doris. 

Substitute Jordan Larmour put decorated Leinster's cake with icing when he scored on his return from injury. 

Doris bulldozed over for a deserved try late on with Johnny Sexton's conversion the last act of the match. 

Leinster looking at home in the Heineken Champions Cup. 


15Hugo Keenan Full-Back
14Jimmy O’Brien 23 Winger
13Garry Ringrose Centre
12Charlie Ngatai Centre
11James Lowe Winger 13', 53'
10Ross Byrne 22 Fly-Half 19', 39', 40', 45', 54'
9Luke McGrath 21 Scrum-Half 45'
1Andrew Porter 17 Prop
3Michael Alaalatoa 18 Prop
4Ross Molony Lock
5James Ryan 19 Lock 39'
2Ronan Kelleher 16 Hooker 25', 40'
6Caelan Doris Flanker 68'
7Josh Van Der Flier 20 Flanker 18'
8Jack Conan No. 8
16Dan Sheehan 2 Hooker
17Ed Byrne 1 Prop
18Cian Healy 3 Prop
19Joe McCarthy 5 Lock
20Max Deegan 7 No. 8
21Jamison Gibson-Park 9 Scrum-Half
22Johnny Sexton 10 Fly-Half 80'
23Jordan Larmour 14 Winger 68'


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