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Published: 18:29 | 5/3/16

Leinster put the pressure on Connacht


Leinster are just two points behind Pro 12 leaders Connacht following a 19-16 victory over Ospreys at the RDS on Saturday.

Leinster were cruising at the break, leading 16-3 thanks to Dan Leavy's try and Ian Madigan's three penalties and a conversion.

Ospreys fought back to within three points following Sam Davies' penalty and Dan Baker's converted try, and Madigan and Davies each struck penalties to set up a tight final ten minutes in Ballsbridge.

Leo Cullen's side then showed great game management to hold out for a fourth win in four matches to keep up the pressure on Pat Lam's side at the top of the table.

"It wasn’t the easiest of conditions but it was a well-contested game and we knew the Ospreys would throw everything at us,” Cullen said afterwards.

"I thought they came with good intent to play and I thought they went hard at the ball and made life difficult for us at the breakdown.

"We didn’t help ourselves at times as well but we’ll take a win and move onto the next challenge."

Cullen admits that the week after an Ireland Six Nations matches is difficult to prepare for, with so many players returning from international duty.

"I was worried going into this week, and I talked before the game, that it’s a little bit disjointed," he said.

"We’ve players coming and going and that can sometimes spill over into the performance so I think there were some inaccuracies there at times but in defence of the players, it hasn’t been easy to balance the double environment."

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