Leinster overcome Glasgow comeback as floodlight issue delays ending
Mike Ross got a standing ovation as he was replaced in the second half21:42 Friday 28 April 2017, 21:42 28 Apr 2017
Leinster secured a bonus point as they kept a stirring Glasgow Warriors comeback at bay in their final regular season match at the RDS this season.
The Irish province's penultimate game of the Guinness Pro 12 regular season resulted in a 31-30 win over the Scottish side with Joey Carbery kicking the winning penalty with six minutes to go.
Leo Cullen's side had scored three of their tries in the first half with Dominic Ryan, Rory O'Loughlin and Peter Dooley securing those.
Glasgow got their first try of the contest seven minutes after half time when Adam Ashe went over.
But Zane Kirchner responded with a 60th minute try after an excellent offload from Adam Byrne down the right flank.
But tries from Lee Jones and Finn Russell and the latter's conversion saw Glasgow's comeback result in a 30-28 lead for the Scottish side.
RDS lights shut down during the game ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson
But with six minutes to go Joey Carbery kicked a penalty to put Leinster ahead by a narrow 31-30 score.
But then the lights went out!
There was a lengthy delay with 90 second to go following a floodlight failure at the RDS.
But once play resumed there were no more scores as Leinster secured a win to stay top of the table.
The match also featured the final regular season RDS appearance in a Leinster shirt for long time Ireland prop Mike Ross who retires at the end of the season.
He was offered a standing ovation from the crowd as he departed the field of play in the second half.
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