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Llanelli Scarlets 33 - 21 Leinster,
Stradey Park, Llanelli,
Att: 6,721,
Referee: David Changleng,
Saturday 23rd September 2006, 17:30

Leinster failed to gain any points from this game, despite a spirited second-half comeback against the Scarlets in Stradey Park on Saturday evening. Leinster found themselves 27 point to nil down after just over a quarter of the match and it was to their credit that they managed to get within a converted try of earning two bonus points.

A single try in the first half from Denis Hickie from an intercapted pass was all that Leinster had to show for their efforts, but things improved greatly in the second period as Leinster battled their way back into the game, scoring two more tries through Denis Hickie with his second and Trevor Hogan off a quick Whitaker penalty and some great work from Fitzgerald.

Match Stats
Llanelli Scarlets Leinster
Tries D. James (2)
Regan King
Inoke Afeaki
D. Hickie (1, 2)
T. Hogan
Conversions S. Jones (2) F. Contepomi (3)
Penalties S. Jones (3)
Teams C Thomas; M Jones, Watkins, King, James; S Jones, Peel; I Thomas, Rees, Dunlea; Afeaki, MacLeod; Easterby, G Thomas, Popham Kearney; Fitzgerald, Lewis, Berne, Hickie; Contepomi, Easterby; McCormack, Vermaas, Green; Hogan, Finegan; Keogh, Gleeson, Heaslip
Replacements Manu for Dunlea, A Jones for Afeaki (both 40 mins); Stuart-Smith for Peel (46 mins); Bater for G Thomas (78 mins); Owen for Rees (83 mins). Not used: G Evans, B Davies Brown for Kearney (11 mins); Whitaker for Easterby (23 mins); Jackman for Vermaas (40 mins); Byrnes for Hogan, Ronan for Keogh (both 75 mins); Warner for Fitzgerald (83 mins). Not used: Corrigan

by Paul Kelly, © 2006-09-23