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Warriors' spirit proves too much for Leinster

Glasgow 31 Leinster 21

By Will Jackson

A scintillating first-half display saw Glasgow exact revenge on Leinster with a stunning 31-21 bonus-point win at Scotstoun.

Leinster inflicted a damaging defeat on the Warriors just two weeks ago in the European Champions Cup, but they had no answer as Glasgow maintained their winning start to the Guinness PRO14.

George Horne once again turned in an eye-catching performance with two tries, but it was the running of Niko Matawalu that really set the game alight while Nick Grigg touched down twice in a brilliant opening 24 minutes that saw the two sides score six tries between them.

It was the visitors who started the game on the front foot with Jordan Larmour getting them on their way. However, after Horne's reply Leinster were soon back in front through Rory O'Loughlin.

Once again, the Warriors replied with Niko Matawalu and Nick Grigg doing the damage.

Fortune would favour the Warriors when Leinster had a man in the sin bin after preventing George Horne taking a quick penalty.

Unbelievably, the bonus point was wrapped up after just 24 minutes. Matawalu raced clear, and with the line beckoning, selflessly passed to Grigg who had to easy task of running in to extend the lead.

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