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Match Report – Bath 10 – 17 Leinster

Last Updated: 08/12/18 5:08pm

Leinster picked up a vital away win at the Rec on Saturday, edging a tight contest with Bath

Leinster picked up a vital away win at the Rec on Saturday, edging a tight contest with Bath

Leinster picked up a vital away win at the Rec on Saturday, edging a tight contest with Bath

A Jordan Larmour intercept try swung the contest and ensured Leinster got the defence of the Champions Cup back on track with a 17-10 victory over Bath at a rain-swept and blustery Recreational Ground on Saturday.

Having lost away to Toulouse in Round 2 back in October, the Irish province were under pressure heading to Bath and fell 7-0 behind when prop Henry Thomas scored from close range on 22 minutes.

A Sean Cronin try at the back of a rolling maul levelled the contest in the opening period, before Larmour picked off a reckless long pass from Bath out-half James Wilson early in the second period to quell the momentum and head of steam the home side had built up in front of 14,425.

A late penalty from replacement Ross Byrne put the result beyond doubt in the closing stages, with Leinster welcoming Bath to Dublin next week in Round 4 of the competition.

For Bath, after two home defeats to Toulouse and Leinster, plus a draw away at Wasps, their European campaign would appear to be over.

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