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Preview: Glasgow and Leinster set for final re-match

Avatar Charlie Bennett 29 Nov 2019

Since Leinster beat Glasgow Warriors to the Guinness PRO14 trophy in May, the re-match has become a mouth-watering prospect.

Glasgow is once again the host city, although it will be Scotstoun as opposed to Celtic Park and that small detail may just sway the pendulum the Warriors’ way.

Leinster have won just once in seven appearances to Scotstoun, a scratchy 6-0 success in November 2012. Since then it has been all Glasgow.

The Warriors could do with a win too, considering they start the weekend fourth in Conference A and have just come off a European defeat to Exeter Chiefs.

The World Cup hits every team hard but the Warriors especially struggled to cope. With three wins and three defeats, they have nothing to worry about but they are already 14 points off Leinster – who have started like a rocket.

The champs have racked up six wins from six so far and look as equally imperious in Europe, swatting aside Benetton Rugby before gritting it out in Lyon.

To put it mildly, this is not one to be missed.

Kick-off: Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow, 7.35pm.

How to watch: Live on Premier Sports 2, eir sport 1, DAZN, PRO14.tv

Players to watch out for: Jonny Gray (Glasgow), Devin Toner (Leinster)

The battle in the engine room is often a scrappy, ugly affair but when two of the Guinness PRO14’s best go head-to-head you can do little else but watch on with relish.

In the blue corner, Jonny Gray is fighting to get back to somewhat near his best after an injury-hit couple of seasons.

But when on form he is one of the best locks in the northern hemisphere and he showed signs of progress during the World Cup.

The 25-year-old faces a serious test here, going up against the wily Devin Toner. The Irishman was overlooked for the World Cup but appears to have lost none of his competitiveness and will be a key figure at the lineout.

Key stat: Leinster have visited Scotstoun on seven previous occasions in the Championship, but have only won once, 6-0 on their first ever visit in November 2012.

Glasgow Warriors: Ruaridh Jackson, Tommy Seymour, Huw Jones, Sam Johnson, Niko Matawalu, Pete Horne, Ali Price, Oli Kebble, George Turner, D’arcy Rae, Tim Swinson, Jonny Gray, Rob Harley, Chris Fusaro, Ryan Wilson.

Replacements: Grant Stewart, Aki Seiuli, Adam Nicol, Kiran McDonald, Adam Ashe, Nick Frisby, Stafford McDowall, Kyle Steyn

Leinster: Hugo Keenan, Adam Byrne, Jimmy O’Brien, Conor O’Brien, Cian Kelleher, Ross Byrne, Jamison Gibson-Park, Peter Dooley, James Tracy, Michael Bent, Ross Molony, Devin Toner, Josh Murphy, Will Connors, Caelan Doris

Replacements: Bryan Byrne, Ed Byrne, Jack Aungier, Oisín Dowling, Scott Penny, Hugh O’Sullivan, Ciarán Frawley, Fergus McFadden


Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!

General sale tickets are available from http://bit.ly/PRO14Cardiff2020 and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.

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Report: Leinster crush Glasgow Warriors in battle of the Guinness PRO14 giants

Avatar Tom Harle 30 Nov 2019

Two tries inside five minutes from Cian Kelleher helped Leinster past Glasgow Warriors in a compelling re-run of last year’s Guinness PRO14 Final.

The hosts surged into an early lead thanks to two early scores from Ruaridh Jackson but wing Kelleher dotted down twice to preserve the champions’ perfect PRO14 record.

It was a precious win at Scotstoun for the Irish province – and a rare one, their first win at the venue since November 2012.

KEY MOMENTS

Warriors, who scored convincing wins over Zebre and Isuzu Southern Kings in Rounds Five and Six, picked up where they left off and grasped the early initiative.

Sam Johnson threaded a grubber kick through to centre partner Hugh Jones who bundled over by Hugo Keenan. The Leinster full-back was adjudged to have interfered and duly sin-binned.

Glasgow immediately cashed in, Jackson crossing in the far corner after a muscling move from the resulting line-out.

Dave Rennie’s men had their tails up and Jackson was in again on 24 minutes, drifting out wide and collecting Ali Price’s spin pass from the base of the ruck for a simple score.

It didn’t take long for Leinster to respond and Conor O’Brien broke the line and offloaded for Kelleher to score in the corner, Ross Byrne levelling it at 10-10 from the tee.

And O’Brien’s power through the middle laid the foundations for another try, Keenan freeing his hands to put Kelleher in the corner once again.

Leinster soaked up the pressure in the second half and extended their lead twice through Byrne’s trusty boot, opening up a ten and then 13-point advantage.

MAN OF THE MATCH

Will Connors underpinned Leinster’s defiant defence, particularly in the second half, that absorbed everything Glasgow had to throw at them.

The flanker crunched into 20 tackles, a constant presence at the breakdown helping to get the better of a Glasgow back row featuring Rob Harley and Ryan Wilson.

PLAY OF THE DAY

There were some fine tries on the night but Fergus McFadden’s try-saving tackle in the dying moments was just as vital.

With Ruaridh Jackson diving, poised to dot down for a hat-trick and what would have been a nervy final few moments for Leinster, McFadden put his body on the line to force a knock-on.


Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!

General sale tickets are available from http://bit.ly/PRO14Cardiff2020 and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.

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