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Leinster Overcome Albion In Refixed Match

Leinster Overcome Albion In Refixed Match

Leinster moved four points clear at the top of British & Irish Cup Pool A by securing a bonus point win over Plymouth Albion in Saturday’s refixed clash at Dr. Hickey Park.

This game had to be rescheduled for Greystones RFC's home ground on Saturday afternoon, after the Friday fixture was called off due to floodlight failure during the first half at Skerries RFC.

Number 8 Stephen Keogh kicked off the scoring for the hosts in a hard-fought game, with out-half Ian McKinley adding the extras.

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With the Leinster pack dominant, it was inevitable that the next try would come from a forward and the impressive Eoin Sheriff delivered.

Leinster, who beat Newport in their opening pool game, were in the ascendency and Academy scrum half John Cooney and Michael Keating collected further tries to ensure a five-point reward for Colin McEntee's side.

McKinley chipping in with a penalty, as Leinster secured their second successive victory in the competition.

Albion's only try came from replacement and former St. Mary's College lock Robin Copeland late in the game, with Mark Lee kicking 11 points.

Referee: Neil Hennessy (Wales)