Leinster defend Pro14 title with 27-5 win over Ulster in final

Robbie Henshaw was one of the try-scorer for Leinster
Robbie Henshaw was one of the try-scorer for Leinster
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Leinster 27-5 Ulster, Aviva Stadium

Leinster went on to clinch the Pro14 title for the seventh time as they went on to beat Ulster 27-5 in the final at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

In the process, Leo Cullen's men completed a perfect league after they won all 15 games in the league apart from beating Munster 13-3 in the semi-final as well.

Ulster on their first final game since 2013 had a terrific start after Alan O’Connor's pass set up James Hume over the line in the fourth minute but Billy Burns missed out on the conversion.

However, Leinster responded back strongly with Jamison Gibson-Park's pass allowing James Lowe to crossover with Ross Byrne improving it to make the scoreline 7-5. The home side doubled their lead with Bryne's penalty goal in the 27th minute as they finished the opening half with a 10-5 scoreline.

Leinster started the second half with a penalty goal extending their lead to eight points but the decisive moment in the game came when Robbie Henshaw intercepted a pass from Burns inside Ulster's half and raced past the line and with Bryne improving it the scoreline became 20-5.

As Ulster were scrambling to cut down the deficit, Leinster sealed the game and the title along with it with Caelan Doris crossing the whitewash in the 72nd minute and Jonny Sexton coming from the bench kicking the extras to clinch the 22-point win.

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