Benetton Treviso suffered their first defeat of the season in Dublin against favorites Leinster. Dubliners Sheenan’s hooker was showman of the day, author of 4 of the six Irish goals.
A strong start for Leinster, it soon became dangerous, and after 5 minutes Mati Bellini was yellow carded for an early tackle to prevent an almost safe goal. And Sheehan’s goal made it 7-0 from the mall. Benetton try to respond despite the numerical disadvantage, but turnovers and immediate counter-attacks make the 22 green and white Dubliners very dangerous. And 14-0 with Sheehan in the second half of Leinster’s 17.
A living competition with two teams facing each other openly 22′ Three points arrive with Da Ray From the pitch. However, at 28, a new touchdown for Leinster leads to a mule. For the third time in the match, hooker Sheehan scored his third try of the day. Try to answer the match for Treviso with two teams that try to move the ball and face each other without fear. Risk Leinster almost going on target after a counter-attack, but We are going to rest at 21-3.
Leinster were pegged back at the start of the second half and after a long spell of action Van der Flier’s goal in the 46th minute made it 28-3. Once again Treviso try to answer, but Sheehan strikes again in the 53rd minute. Poker for Irish players and Dubliners running away at 35-3. In ’57, Treviso finally came out An offshore action allowed Albanese to sink near the flag to 35-10.
Leinster go for a try again with Ringrose on 64 but the TMO cancels for an infringement before scoring. However, a goal arrived in the 72nd minute, with some good action from the maul later on It’s McGrath who steals the oval from the pack and dives 42-10.. Leinster are too strong for Treviso today and the Dubliners are two out of two this early in the season.
Photo: Alfio Guarise – LPS
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