Date Time Competition Season
22 October 2022 5:15 pm United Rugby Championship 2022/23

Match Report

Leinster find their feet in victory at Aviva Inter-pro

Leinster made it six wins from six when they defeated a dogged Munster side at the Aviva Stadium.

Twice Munster were ahead in the game but when Johnny Sexton kicked over a penalty in the 58th minute to put four between the sides Leinster where able to control the game.

They added two more tries to their tally to claim a 14-point win over Munster and make it 16 wins out of the last 19 meetings between the two sides.

Leinster put Munster under a lot of pressure in the opening exchanges, but Graham Rowntree’s men held firm. Sexton had the chance to open the scoring in the third minute, but he uncharacteristically missed it.

Munster continued to hold on and in the 20th minute Joey Carberry had a chance to get his side’s first point on the board, but he also missed. Two minutes later he made amends to put his side 0-3 ahead.

In the 27th minute Munster’s Keelan Knox was sin-binned for a tackle on James Ryan. one minute later and Scott Penny drove over for the opening try of the game. Sexton kicked over the conversion.

The lead was cut to one point in the 34th minute when Caelan Doris was penalised and Carberry was on target with the kick. Minutes later Jamie Osbourne broke, the ball eventually came to Cian Healy’s but his pass came off Osbourne who looked like he was about to go over. 

On 38th minutes Munster’s Jean Kleyn was sin-binned for a challenge on Osbourne; the player had to go off for a HIA. Just before the break Munster held Leinster up to deny Dan Sheehan a chance to ground the ball. 

A misplaced pass from Luke McGrath ended with Liam Coombes going over for Munster in the 46th minute. Four minutes later Sheehan finished a good move with a try. Sexton extended the lead to four in the 58th minute with his first penalty of the game. 

The lead was nine in the 62nd minute when a maul ended with McGrath going over for Leinster’s third try of the game. Substitute Ross Russell sealed a fine win with a try in the 77th minute. 


15Ciaran Frawley 22 Full-Back
14Jimmy O’Brien Winger
13Garry Ringrose Centre
12Robbie Henshaw Centre
11Jamie Osborne 23 Winger
10Johnny Sexton Fly-Half 28', 51'
9Luke McGrath 21 Scrum-Half 62'
1Cian Healy 17 Prop
2Dan Sheehan 16 Hooker 50'
3Michael Alaalatoa 18 Prop
4Jason Jenkins 19 Lock
5James Ryan Lock
6Max Deegan 20 Flanker
7Scott Penny Flanker 28'
8Caelan Doris No. 8
16John McKee 2 Hooker
17Andrew Porter 1 Prop
18Tom Clarkson 3 Prop
19Ross Molony 4 Lock
20Jack Conan 6 No. 8
21Nick McCarthy 9 Scrum-Half
22Ross Byrne 15 Fly-Half
23Robbie Russell 11 Winger 77'


15Jack Crowley Full-Back
14Shane Daly Winger
13Dan Goggin Centre
12Rory Scannell Centre
11Liam Coombes 23 Winger 46'
10Joey Carbery 22 Fly-Half 46'
22', 34'
9Conor Murray 21 Scrum-Half
1Jeremy Loughman Prop
2Diarmuid Barron Hooker
3Keynan Knox 17 Prop 27'
4Jean Kleyn 19 Lock 38'
5Thomas Ahern Lock
6Jack O’Donoghue Flanker
7John Hodnett 20 Flanker
8Gavin Coombes No. 8
16Scott Buckley 19 Hooker
17Dave Kilcoyne 3 Prop
18James French Prop
19Jack O’Sullivan 16 Flanker
20Ruadhan Quinn 7 Loose Forwards
21Patrick Patterson 9
22Ben Healy 10 Back
23Patrick Campbell 11 Full-Back

Past Meetings

(Round 18)
35 - 25
United Rugby Championship
Aviva Stadium

Leinster v Munster

(Round 15)
19 - 34
United Rugby Championship
Thomond Park

Munster v Leinster

(Round 3)
7 - 19
Women's Senior Interprovincials
Energia Park

Leinster v Munster

16 - 6
Royal Dublin Society

Leinster v Munster

(Round 9)
10 - 13
Thomond Park

Munster v Leinster


Royal Dublin Society
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 W9H6, Ireland

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