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22nd Sep 2018

James Lowe finishes off brilliant Leinster try after great Jordan Larmour skill

Jack O'Toole

James Lowe doesn’t need much space to turn a half chance into a try.

The New Zealander scored 10 tries in 13 games last season so the statistics definitely support that theory but it always helps when you have players in a backline that can create.

Johnny Sexton is the chief playmaker for  Leinster and so much of the blues attack runs through the Ireland fly-half.

Sexton attracted a lot of interest from the Edinburgh defence on Saturday and was rattled early in the first-half on a pass to Garry Ringrose before eventually finding his way back to his feet.

He made some uncharacteristic mistakes thereafter and overcooked a cross kick to Fergus McFadden before firing a skip pass into the ground to the Ireland winger a shortwhile later, but with Leinster pressing inside the Edinburgh 22, Sexton bounced back and combined brilliantly with second-row Devin Toner to create space for Larmour and Lowe on the outside.

Larmour quickly gets on the outside of Edinburgh winger Duhan van der Merwe before drawing in full-back Dougie Fife and flicking the ball out of the back of his hand to Lowe who evaded the challenge of the covering Chris Dean to score.

Larmour turned from provider to scorer in the second-half as Leinster ran in two second-half tries through the 21-year-old and captain Johnny Sexton to wrap up the four-try bonus point.

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