Match highlights: Lyon 6 Leinster Rugby 13
November 25, 2019 11:05 am Conor Sharkey
Leinster Rugby retained top spot in Heineken Champions Cup Pool 1, ahead of Northampton Saints on points difference, after a 6-13 win over Lyon at Matmut Stadium de Gerland on Saturday.
Max Deegan scored the game’s only try in the 21st-minute after Johnny Sexton had given Leinster a three-point lead with an 8th-minute penalty.
Lyon controlled the closing stages of the first half but, despite going down to 14 men after a yellow card for Jordan Larmour, Leinster kept the Top 14 leaders out to lead 10-0 at half-time.
Defences dominated for the rest of the contest with two Jonathan Wisniewski penalties either side of a Sexton effort the only scores of the second half as Leinster claimed a valuable away win on French soil.
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