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Last Updated: Friday, 10 October, 2003, 20:21 GMT 21:21 UK
Baugh breaks Leinster
Blues 22-3 Leinster

CELTIC LEAGUE
Nick Walne claimed the Blues' second try
Blues (8) 22:
Tries:
Baugh 2, Walne.
Cons: N Robinson 2.
Pen: N Robinson.
Leinster (0) 3:
Pen:
Leek.
Att: 3,000
Cardiff Blues handed Leinster their fourth straight defeat in the Celtic League, with Canadian flanker Dan Baugh taking centre stage on Friday night.

Baugh could have been lining up for Canada against Wales on Sunday in the World Cup, but difficulties with getting insurance cover meant he stayed in Cardiff.

Canada's loss is certainly the Blues' gain as the all-action back row claimed two tries.

However, it wasn't a perfect performance despite his man-of-the-match award, as Baugh was sin-binned for the third time this season, earning himself a one-match ban.

The Canadian was in support to make the most of Nick Walne's break to crash over from a yard.

But Baugh was fortunate to be around for his second score, having escaped with a lecture from Scottish referee David Changleng after a late tackle on Brendan Burke.

Walne did get the score his performance deserved in between Baugh's efforts, crossing in the corner for the best try of the match after some slick handling from the Blues backs.

Leinster, meanwhile, lost prop John Lyne to a suspected broken ankle and had just a penalty from Matt Leek to show for their efforts.


Blues: Donavan van Vuuren; Nick Walne, Jamie Robinson, Matt Allen, Craig Morgan; Nick Robinson, Ryan Powell; Darren Crompton, Andrew Lewis (capt), Ben Evans, Jim Brownrigg, Andy Moore, Dan Baugh, Nathan Thomas, Robin Sowden-Taylor.
Replacements: John Yapp, Gareth Williams, Dan McShane, Rob Appleyard, James Malpas, Andrew Moore, Gareth McCarthy.

Leinster: James Norton; John McWeeney, Gary Brown, David Quinlan, Brendan Burke; Matthew Leek, Brian O'Riordan; John Lyne, Gavin Hickie, Emmett Byrne, Leo Cullen (capt), Ben Gissing, Aidan McCullen, Shane Jennings, Des Dillon.
Replacements: Peter Coyle, David Blaney, Aidan Kearney, Niall Breslin, Brian O'Meara, James Downey, Daragh O'Shea.

Referee: David Changleng (Scotland).




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