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Leinster 53-7 Bourgoin
HEINEKEN CUP
Gordon D'Arcy is collared by Anthony Forest and Wessel Jooste
Leinster (27) 53
Tries: Kearney 2, Contepomi, Gleeson, D'Arcy, Heaslip, Jowitt
Con: Contepomi 6
Pens: Contepomi
Bourgoin (0) 7
Try: Davis
Con: Peclier
Att: 7,123
Felipe Contepomi contributed 23 points as Leinster strolled to an easy Heineken Cup victory over French visitors Bourgoin at the RDS in Dublin.

It was all one-way traffic in the opening half with Leinster leading 27-0 helped by tries from Contepomi, Robert Kearney and Keith Gleeson.

Gordon D'Arcy, Cameron Jowitt and Kearney again crossed the try-line as Leinster took complete control.

Bourgoin scored a consolation try through centre Glenn Davis.

Leinster had their first try in the seventh minute when the 22-year-old Kearney fended off a series of weak tackles to cross the whitewash.

Contepomi converted and added a penalty on the quarter-hour for a 10-0 buffer before good support work and off-loading allowed Contepomi and then Gleeson to cross.

Cruising at 27-0, D'Arcy notched Leinster's bonus point try four minutes after the restart when he was helped over by the impressive Dempsey.

Davis replied for Bourgoin, ducking out of hooker Brian Blaney's tackle to go under the Leinster posts.

But Leinster eased out to the half-century in the closing quarter as number eight Heaslip sauntered over while speedster Kearney blazed over for another try from his own 22.

Australian import Jowitt completed the try-glut after 78 minutes from a Contepomi kick to the corner.


Leinster team: Dempsey, Lewis, D'Arcy, Horgan, Kearney, Contepomi, Easterby, Corrigan, B. Blaney, Green, O'Kelly, Williams, Miller, Gleeson, Heaslip.
Replacements: D Blaney, Byrne, Gissing, Jowitt, O'Riordan, Hickey, Hepworth.

Bourgoin: Peclier, A. Forest, Giorgadze, Davis, Coux, Boyet, M. Forest, Milloud, Cabello, Peyron, Pierre, Del-Fava, Frier, Baluc-Rittener, Petrilli.
Replacements: Cardinali, Khinchagishvili, Montagnat, Jooste, Campeggia, Venditti, Carmona.

Referee: Rob Dickson (SFU).




SEE ALSO
Heineken Cup
05 Dec 05 |  European Club
Connacht 9-21 Leinster
03 Dec 05 |  Irish
Bath 39-12 Bourgoin
29 Oct 05 |  European Club


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