London - Leinster completed a domestic and European double
with a 40-32 victory over Scarlets in the Pro 14 final at Dublin's Lansdowne
Road on Saturday.
Victory saw the Irish province, beaten in last season's
final by the Scarlets, add the Pro 14 title to the European Champions Cup crown
they won by defeating Paris club Racing 92 15-12 in Bilbao a fortnight ago.
The Dublin-based province's latest trophy also capped a
superb season on the field for rugby union in the 'Emerald Isle' following
Ireland's Six Nations Grand Slam triumph.
Leinster were 40-11 up heading into the closing stages, with
tries from Devin Toner, James Lowe, Sean Cronin, Jordan Larmour and Jack Conan,
as well as 13 points from the boot of Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton, the
man-of-the-match, all but putting them out of sight.
Scarlets wing Johnny McNicholl collected a hat-trick of
tries and two late scores saw the Welsh regional side reduce the margin of
defeat to single figures.
But the damage had long been done as Leinster gained revenge
for last season's Pro 14 final loss to the Scarlets in fine style.