The Irish sides in the Pro14 enjoyed a fantastic weekend across the board with all three sides emerging victorious.
Leinster thumped Warriors 55-19 in a dominant performance at the Aviva Stadium on Friday evening. The hosts looked fit and ready from the first whistle and ran in a total of 9 tries to Warriors’ 3, Ryan Baird and Dave Kearney both scored hat-tricks, the former also receiving the man-of-the-match award for his efforts.
Munster continued a successful season, securing a bonus-point win over Scarlets on the weekend. Scarlets were forced to play most of the game with 14 men after Sam Lousi was given a red card early on. Gavin Coombes came off the bench and snatched a late brace of tries before the final whistle, giving the hosts a 29-10 victory.
Connacht rushed to a 14-0 lead before Peter Robb was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle. The Kings took advantage and levelled the scores with 30 minutes down on the clock. Despite their numerical disadvantage, Connacht consolidated and kicked into gear in the second half and added a further 8 points to their total before the Kings responded with another try in the 57th minute to take the score to 22-19. However, a penalty try awarded to Connacht late in the game made it 29-19, dashing any hope the kings had of victory.
Ulster's fixture against Zebre was postponed due to Corona Virus.
Top Irish Performers
Will Connors (Leinster) topped the tackle count with 16, 12th in the round overall.
Ryan Baird (Leinster) made the most carries of the entire round with 21, including 2 clean breaks.
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James Lowe (Leinster) racked up 116 running metres.
Hugo Keenan (Leinster) beat 7 defenders.
Chris Cloete (Munster) and Harry Byrne (Leinster) each turned over 2 balls.