Sport Rugby

Friday 23 March 2018

Blues sign off in style

Leinster 21
Ulster 3

Tries from Eoin Collins, Richie Dunne and Ross Barbour helped Leinster end their campaign on a high at Coolmine RFC on Saturday afternoon.

Ulster made the brighter start, but Leinster soon settled into the game.

It seemed like only a matter of time before Leinster took the lead though, and they did just that on 31 minutes when No 8 Collins burst over the line to the right of the posts.

Rory Drysdale opened Ulster's account with a 34th-minute penalty, but Leinster finished the half strongly with a converted try by Dunne giving them a 14-3 half-time lead.

Leinster gained a stranglehold on the game and finally registered their third try in injury-time when the excellent Barbour burst through on the right wing to seal a comprehensive victory.

LEINSTER -- R Dunne; R Barbour, B Duffy, B Lynn (D McGrath 63), D Murphy; B Croke, G Kennedy; R Bond, J Clifford, S Reilly (Roche 67); D O'Connor (R Dempsey 79), F Murphy; D O'Hora (B Hurley 69), C Roche (B Muldowney 57), E Collins.

ULSTER -- C Leathe (J Clellan h-t); A Willis, C Atkinson, J McMurray, M Irwin (D Sharkey 46); R Drysdale, M Wright (T Finn 66); P Moore (M Wilson 69), M Harshaw (T Frazier 69), J Carey; S Robinson (S Dickey 52), J Morton; R Wilson (A Parke 52), J Kirk, S Lamb.

REF -- G English (MAR).

Irish Independent

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