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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Leinster beat Ulster in festive derby

Leinster beat Ulster in festive derby

Leinster regained their top of the table standing in the Magners League on the weekend as they beat Ulster 15-3 in a high tempo derby at the RDS.

Rob Kearney and Jamie Heaslip scored on either side of halftime for the European champions as they made it 10 straight wins at home.

Ulster, who were slightly under strength after having rested a few players, could only respond with 3 points from Niall OConnor, while Shaun Berne kicked a penalty and conversion for the home side.

It was 10-3 at halftime after Kearneys try, that was set up by Gordon Darcy. Kearney picked up the Man of the Match honours as he added to his reputation once again, despite the pass to him for his try looking rather suspect.

Number eight Heaslip showed his power on the run as he swatted away an attempted tackle by Jamie Smith before galloping over for his try.

The result means that Ulster are left with the remarkable statistic of having not won away at Leinster for over ten years.

Well have more Magners League highlights, as well as Guinness Premiership action, over the next few days. Please bear with us as things will be slower over this holiday period.

Time: 03:01

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