Good night for the provinces as Leinster and Ulster claim Pro14 victories

Good night for the provinces as Leinster and Ulster claim Pro14 victories


	Good night for the provinces as Leinster and Ulster claim Pro14 victories

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose scores the first try of the game. Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Leinster got back to winning ways tonight, defeating Welsh-side Dragons in the RDS.

Leo Cullen’s men crossed the whitewash on five occasions to redeem themselves after their loss to Saracens in the quarter-final of the Champions Cup.

The reigning champions started strong, with a try from Gary Ringrose in the 17th minute, followed by another from Jordan Larmour in the 22nd.

James Lowe kept Leinster charging on, claiming his first try of the evening just before the break.

Lowe stamped his name on the score sheet once again in the 56th minute, finding the line despite a tackle from Josh Lewis.

Dragon’s only managed one try on the night, coming from Ashton Hewitt in the 60th minute.

As punishment, Leinster stole another score five minutes later, with replacement Ryan Baird taking the last of the night.

In Belfast, Ulster walked away equally happy, seeing off the challenge of Benetton in Ravenhill on a score line of 35 -24.

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