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Summary

  1. McFadden, Lowe, Larmour & Ringrose with home tries in Dublin
  2. Sexton clinches the bonus point on his 150th appearance
  3. Late red card for Edinburgh's Schoeman
  4. Bradbury touches down for Edinburgh early in the second half
  5. FT: Southern Kings 38-28 Glasgow
  6. Glasgow salvage late bonus-point but lose unbeaten record
  7. Only Kings' second ever Pro14 win

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lyall

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for tonight

    FT: Leinster 31-7 Edinburgh

    So, a disappointing day for Scotland's pro-teams draws to a close.

    Glasgow Warriors suffered an embarrassing loss in South Africa to the Southern Kings - a team who had only won one Pro14 match prior to today.

    Much-changed Edinburgh were well-beaten in Dublin by the league and European champions, with Pierre Schoeman's red card compounding the defeat.

    We'll be back next week to bring you live coverage from Edinburgh's match at home to Bennetton on Friday, and Glasgow's game against Dragons a day later.

    Join us then, and enjoy the rest of your night.

  2. No Cockerill complaints over Schoeman dismissal

    FT: Leinster 31-7 Edinburgh

    Cockerill said the red card to Pierre Schoeman was "disappointing" for his team, but added: "the dynamics of the game and the way the game is, you've got to protect players".

  3. 'We weren't embarrassed tonight'

    FT: Leinster 31-7 Edinburgh

    Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill on BBC Radio Scotland: "They're a very good side and played very well. But we made them work hard for their win. We battled and played as hard as we could - the reality is they're just a better team than us.

    "We had a couple of opportunities in that first half to score and we didn't take them. We made errors, invited them into our half and they kept coming. They weren't messing about. The score flatters them a little bit maybe, but they're a good team.

    "It's encouraging we can come here having made a lot of changes and stay in the battle. We've got to learn and develop. This is what playing the European champions away from home feels like. We weren't embarrassed, we kept in it and we've just got to keep working hard and getting better."

    Richard Cockerill
  4. Stay tuned for Cockers...

    FT: Leinster 31-7 Edinburgh

    We'll get a word from the Edinburgh head coach shortly

  5. 'Sexton is so, so important'

    FT: Leinster 31-7 Edinburgh

    Colin Gregor

    Former Scotland sevens captain on Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: Leinster love the loop play, nine to 10, the inside centre comes short and the 10 goes on the wraparound to get the ball. It asks so many questions. Sexton's running around into space, or Ringrose is running at a soft shoulder. Sexton is so, so important to Leinster because his game understanding and management, knowing when the tempo needs to be lifted and when they need to go after teams, is second to none.
    Jonny Sexton
  6. Lowe lays waste to Edinburgh defence

    FT: Leinster 31-7 Edinburgh

    Some post-match statistics from Leinster's brilliant winger, James Lowe.

    As well as an excellent try, he made 100m from 18 carries with ball in hand, beating eight defenders and breaking Edinburgh's line four times.

    James Lowe
  7. Full-time Leinster 31-7 Edinburgh

    A convincing and deserved win for the champions.

    Edinburgh had a lot of ball inside the Leinster 22 but had neither the guile nor accuracy to make it count.

    The hosts scored five tries - two in the first and three in the second - and some of them were wonderful, James Lowe's in particular, illustrating the difference in class and finishing.

    Pierre Schoeman's red card may have looked harsh - and the incident was certainly without malice - but it was entirely correct according to the lawbook.

    A frustrating night in Dublin for Richard Cockerill and his team.

    James Lowe
  8. Post update

    Leinster 31-7 Edinburgh

    Ross Byrne's conversion falls narrowly wide.

  9. Try Leinster 31-7 Edinburgh

    Garry Ringrose

    That pretty much sums up the game.

    Edinburgh attack, and for a while a score looks likely. Leinster's awesome defence holds firm, wins back the ball, and off they go on the counter.

    Fergus McFadden scampers up the right flank, and feeds the onrushing Ringrose for a run-in. Brilliant turnover attack.

  10. Leinster look to finish with a flourish

    Leinster 26-7 Edinburgh

    Into the final three minutes and Leinster are looking to score a fifth try.

    Edinburgh win back the ball, though, and it is they who attack the home 22 with their 14-man contingent.

  11. 'That's happened three or four times'

    Leinster 27-6 Edinburgh

    Peter Wright

    Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: The way the game's going, that's going to be red. But I've seen that happen three or four times in this game already.
  12. Lowe decimates Edinburgh again

    Leinster 26-7 Edinburgh

    James Lowe leaves Dougie Fife grasping thin air, but his over-the-top off-load to Gibson-Park goes forward.

  13. Red card Pierre Schoeman

    Leinster 26-7 Edinburgh

    Well, here's rugby's concussion problem in microcosm. We're shown replays of Schoeman charging into Dan Leavy. He has the ball under his right arm, and hits Leavy in the face with the elbow of his left.

    It looked innocuous enough at first viewing, but under the heightened sanctions for contact to the head, and in the interests of protecting players' brains, the prop has to walk.

    In the wake of Geordan Murphy's comments about rugby becoming too PC, this may well spark further debate.

  14. Upstairs we go...

    Leinster 26-7 Edinburgh

    Cracking breakaway from Edinburgh and it's sevens specialist Jamie Farndale who breaks Lowe's tackle and races up into the home 22.

    Van der Merwe batters a bit further forward down the left. Schoeman, the energetic prop, is involved multiple times. Hamilton bludgeons his way to within a couple of metres of the line.

    Leinster steal the ball but possibly illegally...we're heading up to the TMO to check for some foul play from Edinburgh first

  15. Post update

    Leinster 26-7 Edinburgh

    Gibson-Park and Byrne have brought more energy to the Leinster attack, as has replacement hooker Sean Cronin, the ridiculously dynamic and mobile number 16.

    He hares up the touchline from a clever line-out move and Leinster hammer away at the Edinburgh line. They're loose on this occasion, though, the ball is lost forward and it's a scrum to the visitors.

  16. Converted try Leinster 26-7 Edinburgh

    Jonny Sexton

    Sexton signs off with a touchline conversion. Eleven points for the captain on his 150th appearance.

    Ross Byrne replaces him, with Jamieson Gibson-Park coming on for McGrath at scrum-half.

  17. Try Leinster 24-7 Edinburgh

    Jonny Sexton

    Classy stuff from Leinster again. The bonus point is in the bag. They flood the blind-side from the scrummage, Henhaw, Sexton and Lowe flying round the corner.

    McGrath picks out his fly-half and the Leinster skipper dummies and ghosts his way over.

    He takes a knock in the midriff in the act of scoring and he'll be replaced after lining up this conversion.

    Johnny Sexton makes sure of the bonus point for the home side
    Image caption: Johnny Sexton makes sure of the bonus point for the home side
  18. No try

    Leinster 19-7 Edinburgh

    James Lowe is almost in for a double. He gets tackled, lets the ball go, leaps to his feet and drives on again. Schoeman drags him down and Fowles prevents the winger from grounding the ball.

    Scrum-five, Leinster put-in.

  19. Post update

    Leinster 19-7 Edinburgh

    Yet another penalty comes Leinster's way as Pierre Schoeman fires into a maul from an offside position and then collapses it. It's another line-out on the five-metre line.

  20. Leinster go through the gears

    Leinster 19-7 Edinburgh

    Peter Wright

    Former Scotland prop on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: Since Edinburgh scored, Leinster have just stepped it up a gear. They can do that at will. They've got a quality 15, a quality eight guys on their bench. If Leinster score here, there's a real chance they'll stretch away and win this game very convincingly.