Leinster host Ulster at the RDS in the last round of interprovincial fixtures before the Irish sides set their sights on European knockout qualification when the back-to-back games get underway next week.
Both sides are on the back of wins coming into this game. Leinster secured a narrow victory over Connacht last weekend at the Dublin venue while Ulster came from 17-0 down to claw back a dramatic victory against Munster at the Kingspan Stadium.
With both sides confident going into this fixture, there is the possibility of an unlikely upset from the northern province but they got off to the worst possible start when they conceded a try after just five minutes on the clock.
The ball was released into midfield from a scrum where Fergus McFadden, who came in off his wing, found a gap and powered through a few tackles before offloading to Jordan Larmour. The youngster, fresh off his try-scoring exploits against Munster at Thomond Park on St. Stephen’s Day, produced a sublime step to dumbfound Jacob Stockdale.
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Things haven’t gotten any better for Les Kiss’ side as Barry Daly went over in the corner soon after to extend Leinster’s lead to 12-0 after a quarter of the game gone.