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Leinster claim convincing win

Leinster recorded their first win in this season's RaboDirect PRO12 with a convincing 31-10 victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons at the RDS Arena.

Isa Nacewa kicked two penalties to one from Jason Tovey as Joe Schmidt's men, who looked the more threatening side in the first half, took a 6-3 lead into the break.

The hosts extended their lead early in the second half courtesy of superb tries from Brendan Macken and Ian Madigan. Tovey then touched down for the visitors, but Fionn Carr raided through for a 77th-minute try and man-of-the-match Nacewa took his kicking haul to 16 points to seal a deserved triumph.


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