Saturday, April 1, 2023
Scarlets and Leinster settle for a draw

Scarlets and Leinster settle for a draw

AN 80th minute penalty kick from fly-half Dan Jones gave the Scarlets a draw against Leinster at a wet Parc Y Scarlets.

In a low scoring top of Conference B clash, a try, conversion and penalty for each side was enough to claim 2 points.

No points were scored in the first half, although a 29th minute try by Tom Williams was disallowed after the TMO claimed Williams had lost knocked-on before touching down.

In the second half, Leinster got on the scoreboard after 44 minutes with a try by Ed Byrne, which was converted by Ross Byrne.

Scarlets built up some pressure and finally had the breakthrough in the 64th minute with Paul Asquith sliding in at the corner, Jones was successful with the touchline conversion.

The visitors bounced back with a penalty kick from Byrne putting them in front on the scoreboard again with 7 minutes remaining.

It looked like Leinster where going to hold and win in Llanelli for the first time since 2013, however a vital turnover and penalty for the home side gave them an opportunity for a draw.

Jones stepped up with the clock in the red and nailed a penalty kick, much to the delight of the home crowd.

Final score: Scarlets 10 – 10 Leinster

Up next for the Scarlets, they travel to Ireland to face Munster at Thomond Park (Mar 24) in the Guinness Pro14.

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