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Leinster gave retired duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent a winning start with a bonus points victory over the Dragons; Gavin Coombes scored four tries as Munster was a convincing winner against Zebre

Last update: 06/11/21 10:48 PM

Retired pair Scott Fardy and Michael Bent ended their time in Leinster with a victory over the Dragons

We end Friday’s action in the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup as Leinster and Munster both finished the competition with wins …

Leinster 38-7 Dragons

Retired duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed on a winning note as Leinster closed the Rainbow Cup with a bonus points victory over the Dragons in RDS.

As supporters make their long-awaited return to the Ballsbridge venue, tries from Jimmy O’Brien, captain Garry Ringrose and Jordan Larmour put the hosts a 19-7 lead at halftime.

Led by Wales scrum half Rhodri Williams, the Dragons took advantage of the elimination of the sin of Ronan Kelleher to respond with a seven points from Sam Davies.

Last week’s loss to Glasgow had ended Leinster’s interest in the competition, but they ended on a high thanks to a blockbuster from Ryan Baird, Larmour’s second and in the 65th minute closer to Scott Penny.

It was Leinster’s first home game with a crowd since February last year, as 1,200 supporters – including 100 staff from nearby St Vincent University Hospital – watched as part of the events Irish government sanctioned tests.

Zebra 11-54 Munster

Gavin Coombes led the way for Munster with four tries

Gavin Coombes led the way for Munster with four tries

Gavin Coombes scored four tries as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Rainbow Cup with a convincing victory over Zebre in Parma.

The Irish province had a chance to advance to the final until Benetton’s clash with the Ospreys at Bridgend was called off due to coronavirus cases in the Welsh region squad.

Treviso’s men got all four points as a result, moving above the Glasgow Warriors and out of reach of Munster to secure their place in the centerpiece.

Coombes and Craig Casey each scored two first-half tries in front of around 1,000 fans as Munster took a 22-point lead at the break, before Niall Scannell and Liam Coombes added their names to the scoresheet in second half and the quartet of n ° 8 has been completed.

Joey Carbery helped with six conversions in six attempts, while Federico Mori scored for Zebre’s lone try halfway through the second period as the Italians finished the competition at the bottom of the table.





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