LEINS
NO.NAME
15Rob Kearney, FB
14Fergus McFadden, W
T
13Garry Ringrose, C
12Robbie Henshaw, C
11Isa Nacewa, W
10Johnny Sexton, FH
T
5
9Jamison Gibson-Park, SH
1Cian Healy, P
T
2Sean Cronin, H
3Tadhg Furlong, P
4Devin Toner, L
5James Ryan, L
T
6Scott Fardy, FL
T
7Dan Leavy, FL
8Jordi Murphy, N8
Replacements
16James Tracy, R
17Jack McGrath, R
18Andrew Porter, R
19Ross Molony, R
20Jack Conan, R
21Nick McCarthy, R
22Joey Carbery, R
23Jordan Larmour, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Aviva Stadium
3:30 PM, April 21, 2018
Capacity: 51,700

Match Commentary

81'38-16 End of second half
80'Steff Evans breaks clear but after the ball is lost forward, Carbery takes control of the ball and boots it out to bring an end to the game and send his side to Bilbao.

Leinster have been incredibly impressive, fully justifying their favourites tag and they completely deserve their place in next month's final.
80'38-16 Conversion - Rhys Patchell , Scarlets
79'TRY! Beirne, the ex-Leinster player, breaks through the hosts' defence to score a consolation try.
79'38-14 Try - Tadhg Beirne , Scarlets
78'Credit to the Scarlets they are still going, creeping into the Leinster 22.
75'Substitute on - Steffan Hughes , Scarlets
75'Player substituted - Scott Williams , Scarlets
75'Player substituted - Rob Evans , Scarlets
75'Substitute on - Dylan Evans , Scarlets
74'NO TRY! Fardy is bound to an opposition player and therefore is penalised for hands in the ruck.
74'TRY? Fardy comes up with the ball again as Leinster hammer away at the Scarlets line again, but Poite refers the deicision upstairs.
72'Close! Carbery kicks across to the left wing for Isa Nacewa who passes back inside for the supporting Kearney. But just as it looks as though the Ireland fullback will score his side's sixth try, Scott Williams pulls off a brilliant covering tackle.
71'Player substituted - Gareth Davies , Scarlets
71'Substitute on - Aled Davies , Scarlets
71'Substitute on - Nick McCarthy , Leinster
71'Player substituted - Jamison Gibson-Park , Leinster
71'Substitute on - Will Boyde , Scarlets
71'Player substituted - John Barclay , Scarlets
71'Player substituted - James Ryan , Leinster
71'Substitute on - Ross Molony , Leinster
70'The Scarlets have possession on halfway as they look to finish the match with some pride.
67'Substitute on - Lewis Rawlins , Scarlets
67'Player substituted - Aaron Shingler , Scarlets
67'Substitute on - Jack Conan , Leinster
67'Player substituted - Dan Leavy , Leinster
66'Scarlets have a five-metre lineout, but after the set piece is won the ball is coughed up. Nothing has gone right for the Welshmen today.
64'Beirne takes Scarlets into the Leinster 22, can they find a way through the blue wall?
62'That try and conversion will be Sexton's last involvement today, but with Joey Carbery coming on do not expect Leinster to ease up just yet.
62'Substitute on - Joey Carbery , Leinster
62'Player substituted - Johnny Sexton , Leinster
61'38-9 Conversion - Johnny Sexton , Leinster
61'Player substituted - Tadhg Furlong , Leinster
61'Substitute on - Andrew Porter , Leinster
60'TRY! Leinster show no sign of easing up as they drive deep into the Scarlets 22 before Sexton steps off his left foot on the line and touches down.
60'36-9 Try - Johnny Sexton , Leinster
58'Scarlets secure the turnover on halfway but Leinster are straight back into their defensive positions and the pressure on the visitors is immense.
58'Player substituted - Sean Cronin , Leinster
58'Substitute on - James Tracy , Leinster
55'Player substituted - David Bulbring , Scarlets
55'Substitute on - Steven Cummins , Scarlets
53'Ryan Elias' first involvement is throw a crooked lineout. Things could not be going much worse for the Scarlets.
52'Substitute on - Werner Kruger , Scarlets
52'Player substituted - Samson Lee , Scarlets
52'Substitute on - Ryan Elias , Scarlets
52'Player substituted - Ken Owens , Scarlets
52'Player substituted - Cian Healy , Leinster
52'Substitute on - Jack McGrath , Leinster
52'31-9 Conversion - Johnny Sexton , Leinster
50'TRY! Larmour does well to strip Patchell after the fullback had claimed a high ball and Sexton takes Leinster into the 22 before Ryan and Fardy combine to set up the latter for the score. Game over.
50'29-9 Try - Scott Fardy , Leinster
47'Scarlets get a drive moving forwards towards halfway, but their good work is undone by a poor box kick from Gareth Davies and as it attempts to make up for it the visitors are caught offside.
46'Some respite for Scarlets as Cronin is penalised for a high tackle on John Barclay.
45'A powerful run from Cronin puts the hosts on the front foot inside the Scarlets 22 once again, but the visitors' defence does well to regroup and force Larmour into touch.
44'Scarlets being forced to dig in as wave after wave of Leinster attacks threaten the visitors' line. Beirne snaffles the turnover before Hadleigh Parkes eventually clears.
42'Steff Evans is forced to sprint back and cover as Jamison Gibson-Park chips ahead for Larmour to chase. The Wales wing just caught the ball before the line, and therefore carried it over thus giving Leinster a five-metre scrum.
41'We're back underway at the Aviva, where Jordan Larmour is on for McFadden who has been forced off by the knock he picked up as he scored the try on the stroke of half-time.
41'
41'Drop goal-missed
41'Substitute on - Jordan Larmour , Leinster
41'Player substituted - Fergus McFadden , Leinster
41'+224-9 End of first half
41'+224-9 Conversion - Johnny Sexton , Leinster
40'Sexton brings an end to the half with a successful conversion and the hosts have a commanding 24-9 lead at the break. In truth it is exactly what they deserve. Leinster have looked comfortable and confident, Scarlets have it all to do in the second half.
40'McFadden took a hit from Steff Evans as he dived over the line and is receiving treatment, as is Sexton which means there is quite a delay before the conversion can be taken. In the confusion the home crowd think Poite is checking something with his TMO, and boos ring out.
40'TRY! The Leinster pack tie in the Scarlets defence on the goal line before the ball is spread wide and McFadden sprints in to the corner. Is there any way back for the visitors?
40'24-9 Start of second half
40'22-9 Try - Fergus McFadden , Leinster
38'Leinster's players have a conference as they prepare for a lineout on the Scarlets 22. Looks as though they want another try before half-time. It wouldn't be any more than they deserve.
37'Scarlets in possession and threatening the Leinster 22, but Aaron Shingler cannot take James Davies' pass at the vital moment.
35'Leinster back on the front foot through Garry Ringrose, but their attack comes to nothing as Healy knocks on.
34'17-9 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Scarlets
32'Leavy takes out Gareth Davies at the breakdown to give the visitors a penalty. Another shot at goal for Halfpenny.
31'Scarlets are on the attack and deep inside the Leinster 22.
28'17-6 Conversion - Johnny Sexton , Leinster
27'TRY! Leinster come again, using McFadden to punch a hole in the Scarlets defence and after Dan Leavy is stopped just short, Cian Healy powers over.
27'15-6 Try - Cian Healy , Leinster
26'Held up. Fardy thinks he's scored the game's second try, but as he crashes over Scott Williams holds him up. Poite comes back for an earlier penalty.
24'McFadden chases a crossfield kick from Sexton and forces Gareth Davies to knock on on his own line. Scrum Leinster.
22'10-6 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Scarlets
21'The Scarlets scrum turns the screw and wins a penalty. Halfpenny will have another shot at goal.
19'McFadden takes his eye off the restart and knocks on to hand the Scarlets an attacking scrum inside the Leinster 22.
19'10-3 Penalty goal - Johnny Sexton , Leinster
17'Scott Williams tries a risky chip to Steff Evans close to his own line, McFadden picks up the ball and Leinster have possession inside the Scarlets 22 again.
15'Dan Leavy dives over with Leinster camped on the Scarlets line but Romain Poite had already blown his whistle for a knock on from Sean Cronin.
14'Henshaw finds half a yard to take Leinster deep into the Scarlets 22.
13'Leinster have their tails up at the moment. Kearney puts in a committed chase following a Robbie Henshaw kick and puts in a big hit on Steff Evans.
11'7-3 Conversion - Johnny Sexton , Leinster
10'TRY! Leinster put the ball through the hands and the pitch opens up for the hosts. Rhys Patchell does well to stop Fergus McFadden on the right wing but as the ball is recycled Ryan goes over. After checking with the TMO for a double movement, the try is awarded.
10'5-3 Try - James Ryan , Leinster
9'Fardy charges down Davies' box kick to put Scarlets under pressure, but the visitors manage to regroup and their scrum-half clears at the second attempt.
8'James Ryan knocks on to give Scarlets possession on halfway. Gareth Davies' kick is not his best though and an excellent reply from Rob Kearney takes play back into the visitors' half.
7'Judged excellently, and it's first blood to the visitors.
6'0-3 Penalty goal - Leigh Halfpenny , Scarlets
5'A high tackle from Scott Fardy on Steff Evans, and it's a penalty to Scarlets and a shot at goal for Leigh Halfpenny.
2'Another turnover to add to Tadhg Beirne's growing list this season, and Scarlets have the put in to the game's first scrum.
1'Devin Toner claims the kick off and we are underway in Dublin! The giant lock does well to help Leinster eke the first penalty of the day.
1'The players are on their way out of the tunnel, and the Aviva is in fine voice. This should be a belter.
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1'Hello and welcome to live coverage of the weekend's first Champions Cup semifinal as Leinster welcome the Scarlets to the Aviva Stadium.

Leinster are this season's form team in Europe, but they were undone on home soil by the Scarlets in last season's PRO12 semifinal. Can the Welsh region repeat history this afternoon?
1'0-0 Start of first half

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