Leinster Rugby claimed a bonus-point win over Dragons at Rodney Parade on Friday evening to remain in top spot in Guinness PRO14 Conference ‘A’, with a five-point gap to second-placed Ulster.

Dragons opened the scoring with three Sam Davies penalties before Peter Dooley responded with a try for Leinster.

Two more Davies penalties either side of a converted Scott Penny try gave the hosts a one-point lead at the break.

Dragons’ Lloyd Fairbrother was sent to the sin bin shortly after the restart with Josh Murphy powering over to give Leinster the lead soon after.

A penalty try minutes later gave Leo Cullen’s men the bonus point, with Dan Sheehan’s fine finish and Ross Byrne’s conversion bringing the province up to 35 points.

Dragons hit back with two late tries but Leinster left south Wales with maximum points.