Hudson injury mars Leinster field day
Leinster A 47 Leeds Carnegie 18
Leinster's seven-try dismissal of English Championship club Leeds Carnegie in Pool 5 was marred by a shoulder injury to full-back Darren Hudson at Donnybrook.
Second-row Tom Denton must have felt some sympathy for his former clubmates, as Leinster ripped the visitors apart in the first-half, striking for tries by flanker Jordan Coghlan, centre Brendan Macken -- they were both created by Hudson -- and blindside Jack Conan for a 23-6 lead at the interval.
There was a cohesion and sharpness to Leinster's work. The bonus-point was quickly ensured by left-wing Sam Coghlan-Murray. Hudson got in on the act before he was taken off in obvious pain, while No 8 Leo Auva'a and wing Fionn Carr completed the rout.
Leinster A -- D Hudson; A Boyle (F Carr 49), B Macken, C O'Shea (C Marsh 46), S Coghlan-Murray; N Reid, J Cooney (I Boss 49); J O'Connell, T Sexton (J Tracy 71), J McGrath (T Furlong 49 capt), T Denton (T Beirne 71), B Marshall, J Conan (J Murphy 49), L Auva'a, J Coghlan.
Leeds Carnegie -- S McColl (capt); C Wilson, C Georgiou, J Barker (F Burdon 63), J Chisholm; J Ford, C Hampson (J Doherty 46); B Harris (L Imiolek 46), H Hannon (J Graham 46), D Tussac (M Tampkin 61), M Smith (C Green 61), D Hemingway, D Barrow, R Baldwin (R Beck 46), C Walker.
Ref -- J Bessant (Wales).