Leinster have come away from Bath with a hard-fought victory on a scoreline of 17-10 in the Champions Cup. Jordan Larmour provided the key moment in the game, producing a stunning intercept try to give his side the lead at the start of the second half.
It was a game of fine margins, with the wet weather conditions making things very difficult for both sides. Bath had the better of things early on, and took the lead on 21 minutes after a try from prop Henry Thomas.
This only seemed to spark Leinster into life however, and they would soon respond with a try of their own. Sean Cronin was the one to touch the ball down just before the half-hour mark, with the game finely balanced at 7-7 entering the interval.
With little to separate the teams, it felt as though a moment of magic could be the difference in this game. That is exactly what Jordan Larmour provided 10 minutes into the second half.
With Bath in possession just inside the Leinster half, James Wilson attempted a huge pass to get the ball out wide. This was anticipated by Jordan Larmour, with the winger cutting off the passing lane and getting his hands on the ball. From here, there was going to be no stopping him.
Jordan Larmour is lightning ⚡️
Leinster lead for the first time thanks to an intercept try!
You're just not catching him... pic.twitter.com/XZHxXxdrLF
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) December 8, 2018
Incredible pace from the Ireland international. It felt as though this could be a decisive moment in the match, and that was how how the remaining minutes played out.
Bath huffed and puffed but never really threatened to get back into the game. A penalty from Ross Byrne with 10 minutes to go seemed to put the match beyond their reach, and while they would add a penalty of their own in the 80th minute, Leinster ran out deserving winners.
Larmour's try turned the game on its head, and its brilliance was certainly not lost on the watching public.
Don't throw loose stuff like that around Jordan Larmour. That was a try the minute it grazed his finger tips #BATvLEI
— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) December 8, 2018
Jordan Larmour is fast moving up my man-crush list.
Hadleigh has got competition.
— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) December 8, 2018
— BallHandling Hooker (@BHHooker) December 8, 2018
2019 will be a key year for the Leinster man, as he attempts to play his way into a starting place for Ireland ahead of the World Cup. Moments such a this one will certainly do his chances no harm.