Leinster edge past Glasgow
Published 11/05/2013 | 22:31
Leinster's double dreams are still alive after they came through a gripping RaboDirect PRO12 semi-final against Glasgow Warriors with a 17-15 win at the RDS.
Mark Bennett's 75th-minute try got the Warriors back within two points of the hosts, but Stuart Hogg missed the difficult right-sided conversion as Leinster hung on to reach their fourth successive league final.
The province's enviable record in knockout fare - this was their seventh straight semi-final win in all competitions - helped them overcome a Glasgow side that has been consistently knocking on the door in recent seasons.
Their free-flowing approach under Gregor Townsend was evident in the first half as Niko Matawalu's opportunist try helped them go 10-3 in front.
Although two more Sexton penalties put Schmidt's side 17-10 ahead, they never looked comfortable and Bennett's score made for a frantic finale which just went Leinster's way.