All The Action You Didn't See From Leinster's Absolute Thumping Of Zebre In The Pro 12

All The Action You Didn't See From Leinster's Absolute Thumping Of Zebre In The Pro 12

After Connacht fans were forced to listen to the radio like it was 1963 on Thursday night as their side took on the Newport Gwent Dragons, Leinster fans (or at least those who couldn't make it to the RDS) suffered the same punishment on Friday night.

The result was far more comfortable for the Irish province tonight however, as Leo Cullen's men ran out 52-0 winners.

While there were no TV cameras present, our friends at Sportsfile were, so we do have something to offer by way of our photo-only match report.

Before we start: Cian Healy's warm-up looks fun:

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Hayden Triggs started the scoring

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Just five minutes in and a try had been scored, and it wasn't the last..

And Isa looked like he enjoyed try number two

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There are very many pictures of Garry Ringrose making breaks





Clearly he had a cracker of a night

Luke McGrath put the game to bed on 36 mins

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But it wasn't going to stop there..

Josh Van Der Flier debuted a new backpack


It came from Italy, supposedly.

Before Adam Byrne made it four tries before half-time



The defender tackling the post instead is a metaphor for the match as a whole.

A spot of MMA broke out as the second half kicked off


The rear-naked choke looked deep, but Kelleher didn't tap.

Try number 5 came via Jordi Murphy

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And if ever a photo perfectly captured the essence of Sean Cronin..

1111652 is this one. Bodies on the ground, ball over the line. Try number six.

Garry Ringrose finally got his try on 72 minutes


It was inevitable.


And last but not least, Cian Kelleher


Game over. 52-0.

A job well done for all involved




Eight tries, 52 points, an hour under the belt for Cian Healy and Mike Ross. Big smiles all around.

Leo Cullen will have been delighted with the performance, and that win third place, one point behind Ulster and Connacht with a game in hand.

Garry Ringrose was voted Man Of The Match by Leinster fans on twitter, which is very strange considering none of them would have seen the match unless they were tweeting live from the RDS.

Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

SEE ALSO: Piecing Together Connacht's Big (Untelevised) Pro 12 Win Using The Only Photos Available

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