Healy, Sexton lead Leinster to 18-34 win over Glasgow

Cian Healy touched down twice
Cian Healy touched down twice

Glasgow 18-34 Leinster, Scotstoun Stadium

Cian Healy scored a double while Johnny Sexton contributed with 17 points as Leinster defeated Glasgow Warriors 18-34 at Scotstoun Stadium to strengthen their chances of making it to the knock out stage of the European Champions Cup.

Sexton got Leinster off the mark with a penalty in the second minute but Glasgow made a strong statement through Stuart Hogg, who was playing his first game of the season. The Scotland fullback went past the line in the 15th minute and had Finn Russell kicking a penalty and a conversion on either side of it.

However, it was the Irish side that had the momentum leading into the first half with Healy (23 and 40) scoring two tries allowing Sexton to slot the conversions as Leinster claimed a 10-17 lead.

Sexton continued his good run and stretched Leinster's lead to 14 points with his converted try at the start of the second half but Glasgow Warriors made a brief comeback through a touchdown from Tommy Seymour in the 48th minute.

Even though Russell managed a 61st minute penalty to bring down the gap to six points, Sexton added another penalty six minutes later and Noel Reid's crossover in the 75th minute ensured Leinster completed a bonus point victory that has helped them maintain the top position in Pool 3 while Glasgow's chances of making to the next round has taken severe beating following their second defeat.


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