A Felipe Contepomi conversion attempt agonisingly came back off the post as Llanelli Scarlets hung on to beat Leinster 20-18 at Stradey Park.
CELTIC LEAGUE: Saturday, January 7
Llanelli Scarlets 20 Leinster 18, Stradey Park (Att: 6,126)
Scorers: Llanelli: Tries: Barry Davies, Matthew Watkins; Cons: Mick Hercus 2; Pens: Davies, Hercus
Leinster: Tries: Gordon D'Arcy, Denis Hickie; Con: Felipe Contepomi; Pens: Contepomi 2
LLANELLI: Barry Davies; Mark Jones, Matthew Watkins, Regan King, Lee Byrne; Mike Hercus, Dwayne Peel; Craig Dunlea, Matthews Rees, Martyn Madden, Hottie Louw, Adam Jones, Dafydd Jones, Simon Easterby (capt), Alix Popham.
Replacements used: Vernon Cooper for Louw (54 mins), John Davies for Madden (72), Clive Stuart-Smith for Peel (74). Not used: Craig Hawkins, Gavin Thomas, Gareth Bowen, Garan Evans.
LEINSTER: Girvan Dempsey; Shane Horgan, Brian O'Driscoll (capt), Gordon D'Arcy, Kieran Lewis; Felipe Contepomi, Guy Easterby; Reggie Corrigan, Brian Blaney, Will Green, Adam Byrnes, Malcolm O'Kelly, Eric Miller, Keith Gleeson, Jamies Heaslip.
Replacements used: Ronan McCormack for Green (19 mins), Brian O'Riordan for Easterby (40-half-time), Cameron Jowitt for Miller (half-time), Bryce Williams for Byrnes, Brian O'Riordan for Easterby (both 60), Denis Hickie for O'Driscoll (64). Not used: David Blaney, Jonny Hepworth.
Referee: David Changleng (Scotland)