Pro 12 Round-up: Leinster and Ulster add to winning weekend for Irish provinces

It's four from four in Round 10 of the season

Joey Carbery, Leinster,

Leinster's Joey Carbery with Rynard Landman and Nic Cudd of Newport ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Leinster have picked up a bonus point win over Newport Dragons in Saturday night's Guinness Pro 12 fixture at the RDS, with a final score of 28-15.

Tries from Peter Dooley and Ross Moloney, with successful conversions from Isa Nacewa, had the province well in control after 16 minutes.

After Angus O'Brien kicked a penalty for Dragons, Man of the Match winner Jack Conan added another try on 31 minutes to extend Leinster's lead.

Straight after the break, Joey Carbery, who had won his first Ireland caps during the November series, scored a fourth try to make sure of a bonus point for Leinster.

Leinster's Ross Molony scores his sides second try ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Dragons did breathe fire back into their hopes as two tries from Patrick Howard and Sarel Pretorius gave the Welsh side hope in the final half hour.

But it wasn't enough as Leinster got the five points needed to move up to 37 points alongside Munster at the summit of the Pro 12 table.

The victory also meant it was four wins from four this weekend for the Irish provinces as Connacht won earlier and Munster earned a win on Friday night.

Ulster's Ruan Pienaar receives the Guinness PRO12 man of the match award from Guinness representative Gemma Bell ©INPHO/Camerasport

Ulster were the other Irish side in action and ran in five tries against Cardiff Blues to also earn a bonus point triumph.

Charles Piutau, Ireland centre Stuart McCloskey, Kyle McCall, Chris Henry and Louis Ludik got the tries in the 35-22 win.

Scrum half Ruan Pienaar successfully kicked all five conversions to pick up a personal haul of 10 points as well as the Man of the Match award.

Cardiff's tries came through Kristian Dacey, Willis Halaholo and Alex Cuthbert.

Ulster move up to fifth in the table, four points off fourth placed Scarlets, although the Irish province do have a game in hand on the teams above them.