Leinster Rugby overcame Munster at Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon thanks to a brace of tries from Rory O’Loughlin and a record-breaking kicking display from Johnny Sexton.

O’Loughlin’s two scores in the first half, either side of an Ian Keatley intercept try, meant Leinster led 14-7 at the break.

Sexton kicked his record-breaking penalty at the start of the second half to become Leinster’s all-time leading points scorer, breaking Felipe Contepomi’s previous record of 1,225.

Munster got their second try of the day through Keith Earls minutes later after a loose Munster lineout ball was scooped up by Tommy O’Donnell who charged into space and set the winger away down the left flank.

A pair of Sexton penalties before the 60-minute mark extended Leinster’s lead out out to 11.

Munster broke Leinster’s defensive resistance late on, Earls getting his second, but with no time left to mount a comeback.

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