Match Report: Leinster 60-13 Northampton

Match Report: Leinster 60-13 Northampton – Nine-try Leinster ran riot

  • Leinster ran in nine tries as they outclassed Northampton to win 60-13 at the Aviva Stadium
  • The win moves the Irish province six points clear in Pool 4 of the Champions Cup
A night to forget for Jim Mallinder’s men as they suffer a record European hammering while Leinster cruise ever closer to a knockout stage spot.

Following their 31-10 defeat last Frida night, a breakaway Ken Pisi try left actually put Saints 13-5 up at one stage.

But Adam Byrne’s second try and scores from Luke McGrath and Sean O’Brien saw the home side build a 29-13 lead heading into half-time

Tadhg Furlong, Sean Cronin, Isa Nacewa (2) and Rory O’Loughlin added further tries as Northampton capitulated in the secon-halg.

Leinster’s ended the match with run of 55 unanswered points as they inflicted a record European defeat on the struggling Saints.


Leinster: Sean Cronin


Leinster: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Adam Byrne, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Isa Nacewa(c), 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Sean O’Brien, 5 Hayden Triggs, 4 Devin Toner, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Sean Cronin, 1 Jack McGrath
Replacements: 16 James Tracy, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Michael Bent, 19 Rhys Ruddock, 20 Jack Conan, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Noel Reid, 23 Rory O’Loughlin
Northampton Saints: 15 Ahsee Tuala, 14 Ken Pisi, 13 George Pisi(c), 12 JJ Hanrahan, 11 Tom Collins, 10 Stephen Myler, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Teimana Harrison, 7 Calum Clark, 6 Jamie Gibson, 5 James Craig, 4 Api Ratuniyarawa, 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 Charlie Clare, 1 Ethan Waller
Replacements: 16 James Fish, 17 Alex Waller, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Michael Paterson, 20 Ben Nutley, 21 Tom Kessell, 22 Rory Hutchinson, 23 James Wilson
Date: Saturday, December 17
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Kick-off: 21:45 GMT
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant Referees: Tual Trainini (France), Mathieu Noirot (France)
TMO: Eric Briquet-Campin (France)