Bennett's late try hands Edinburgh win over Leinster

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:53
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PRO14 REPORT: Mark Bennett’s late try helped Edinburgh snatch a dramatic 29-24 victory in a nine-try tussle with Leinster at Myreside.

Opportunistic scores from Luke Crosbie and Nathan Fowles overturned Max Deegan’s early try for the visitors.

But a clinical Leinster went 19-12 up with further tries from Scott Fardy and Barry Daly before Murray McCallum drove over to bring Edinburgh to within two.

Duhan Van der Merwe put the hosts ahead before Daly’s second made it 22-24, but Bennett struck in the 79th minute.

The bonus-point victory keeps Edinburgh on the tails of third-placed Ulster in Conference B.

The scorers:

For Edinburgh:
Tries
: Crosbie, Foweld, McCallum, Van der Merwe, Bennett
Cons: Van Der Walt, Hidalgo-Clyne

For Leinster:
Tries:
Deegan, Fardy, Daly 2
Cons: Byrne 2

Teams:

Edinburgh: 15 Dougie Fife, 14 Darcy Graham, 13 Mark Bennett, 12 Chris Dean, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Nathan Fowles, 8 Bill Mata, 7 Jamie Ritchie, 6 Luke Crosbie, 5 Lewis Carmichael, 4 Fraser McKenzie (captain), 3 Murray McCallum, 2 Cameron Fenton, 1 Jordan Lay.
Replacements: 16 Neil Cochrane, 17 Rory Sutherland, 18 Matt Shields, 19 Magnus Bradbury, 20 John Hardie, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Junior Rasolea, 23 Glenn Bryce.

Leinster: 15 Dave Kearney, 14 Fergus McFadden, 13 Rory O’Loughlin, 12 Noel Reid, 11 Barry Daly, 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Max Deegan, 7 Will Connors, 6 Josh Murphy, 5 Scott Fardy, 4 Ross Molony, 3 Michael Bent, 2 Richardt Strauss (captain), 1 Peter Dooley.
Replacements: 16 Bryan Byrne, 17 Ed Byrne, 18 Óisín Heffernan, 19 Mick Kearney, 20 Peadar Timmins, 21 Luke McGrath, 22 Ciarán Frawley, 23 Adam Byrne.

Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Mike Adamson (Scotland), Lloyd Linton (Scotland)
TMO: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

Source: @Pro14Official

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