Leinster’s scorching start to the Pro14 season continued on Friday as they hammered Cardiff Blues 37-9.
After seeing off Dragons 39-16 last week, Leinster left it late to get going in another contest with Welsh opposition, but scored three tries in the space of eight minutes to seal a bonus-point success.
Desptite Isa Nacewa’s yellow card midway through the first half, Leinster led 10-6 at the interval thanks in part to James Tracy’s 33rd-minute try.
Steve Shingler’s third penalty of the contest narrowed the gap to 10-9, but that was as good as it got for the Blues.
Leinster top Group B in the revamped league, with Richard Cockerill’s Edinburgh a point behind them after dispensing of Dragons 35-18.
But Blair Kinghorn’s score was the difference as Edinburgh led 13-9 at the break before pulling away in the second 40.
Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Solomoni Rasolea and Robbie Fruean crossed after the restart for Edinburgh as they clinched a comfortable win.
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