Sunday, 1 November 2009

Leinster 23 - 6 Cardiff Blues

Leinster showed they still have the beating of Cardiff Blues as they went top of the Magner's League table with a routine Hallowen win in Dublin.

The reigning European champions recorded their fifth straight victory at the Royal Dublin Showgrounds.

Shane Horgan served up a treat to score his 30th Magners League try to join Matthew Watkins in second position behind all-time highest finisher Tommy Bowe.

Dai Young, without 10 Wales stars, had feared a night of hell but his young guns produced a battling display in the Irish capital.

The Blues head coach could have easily felt it would be a case of men versus boys. But, rather than be spooked by the reigning European champions, Young’s men showed no signs of stage fright.

Leinster were never in danger after Horgan crossed in the 11th minute while fly-half Jonathan Sexton added 13 points and Stephen Keogh crossed in injury time after Blues prop Gary Powell was yellow carded for a high tackle.


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