Leinster edge Munster 16-15 to reach Pro 14 final

Jack Conan was the lone try scorer for Leinster
Jack Conan was the lone try scorer for Leinster
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Leinster 16 - 15 Munster, Dublin

Leinster managed to overcome a late score from Munster as they edged out their Irish rivals with a 16-15 margin in Dublin to reach the final of the Pro 14.

Leinster will now face Scarlets in the final to be played at Aviva Stadium on 26th May.

James Lowe made an impact straightaway when he went past Simon Zebo and Andrew Conway on the left wing to set up a try for Jack Conan in the 8th minute and Joey Carbery's conversion made it 7-0.

Just at the stroke of the first quarter coming to an end, JJ Hanrahan kicked a penalty goal but Ross Byrne replied back with a three-pointer of his own as Leinster maintained their seven point lead. As the half time was approaching, Munster lost Jean Kleyn to sin-bin for a dangerous tackle on Bryne.

Despite down on the number, Keith Earls touched down in the 44th minute riding on an offload from Simon Zebo but two minutes later Bryne kicked a penalty goal to keep the scoreline 13-8.

Carberry with his first penalty goal in the 77th minute provided a breather to Leinster as they increased the lead to eight points and with the clock ticking, Ian Keatley dotted down in the 79th minute and a conversion from Gerbrandt Grobler brought the gap down to one point after which Munster couldn't push further.

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