Leinster ease past Benetton Treviso with comfortable win

Garry Ringrose scored one of Leinster's five tries in their 36-10 win at Benetton
Garry Ringrose scored one of Leinster's five tries in their 36-10 win at Benetton

Benetton Treviso 10 - 36 Leinster, Treviso

James Lowe made a successful debut for Leinster with a double as they went on to beat Benetton Treviso 10-36 in their Pro 14 encounter on Saturday.

Tommaso Allan kicked the proceedings for Benetton Treviso with an eighth minute penalty but it was total domination for Leinster in the remainder of the first half.

New Zealander Lowe, who switched from Chiefs claimed the opening try in the game in the 16th minute while Ross Byrne kicked a conversion and a penalty to take Leinster to a seven point lead.

Riding on a good effort from Garry Ringrose flanker Jordi Murphy went past the line for Leinster with the fly-half adding the conversion as the visitors ended the first half with a 3-17 lead.

Benetton had their best spell of the match after the break and centre Juan Igancio Brex ploughed over for a try which Allan converted. But Luke McGrath's break soon set up Ringrose for a third Leinster try.

Benetton suffered a major setback when Juan Ignacio Brex was sin-binned in the 61st minute for performing a high tackle on Scott Fardy and Leinster made full use of having an extra man as Luke McGrath (64') and Lowe (68') scored a try each to complete a bonus point victory for the Irish regional side.

The win has also meant that Leinster have reclaimed the second position in Conference B from Ulster while Benetton are placed fifth.

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