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Dominic Ryan hat-trick helps Leinster to easy win

The Heineken Cup holders were not troubled by Benetton Treviso at the RDS on Saturday evening.

Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

DOMINIC RYAN SCORED a hat-trick of tries as Leinster ran out 40-5 winners over Benetton Treviso at the RDS on Saturday evening.

Joe Schmidt’s side bossed proceedings from start to finish and secured a valuable bonus point in the process.

Ryan scored his first try of the game in just the tenth minute of the game, Ian Madigan failing to convert, before Sean Cronin made it 10-0 three minutes.

Madigan did manage to add the extras this time around to give Leinster a commanding lead against their Italian opponents, for whom James Ambrosini missed a penalty.

By the 30th minute both Ryan and Cronin had doubled their try tallies and Madigan had kicked his side into a 26-0 lead.

Treviso replaced Marco Fuser with Filippo Giusti before the break, but to no avail.

Ryan, in superb form throughout, had completed his hat-trick six minutes into the second half.

The visitors finally got on the scoresheet when Ludovico Nitoglia went over, but Ambrosini once again missed with the boot.

A series of substitutions interrupted the flow of the game at 33-5, and it was not until the 69th minute that Leo Auva’a grabbed Leinster’s sixth try of the game, with Madigan converting.

The win keeps Leinster third in the PRO12 table, just two points behind the second placed Glasgow Warriors.

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