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Defending Champ Leinster Stays Unbeaten in Heineken Cup Rugby

Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Defending champion Leinster defeated Bath 52-27 to remain unbeaten in rugby’s Heineken Cup.

Luke Fitzgerald touched down twice as Leinster outscored Bath seven tries to three in Dublin. Jonathan Sexton scored a try and also kicked 15 points as Leinster won its third straight game after drawing its opening match.

Leinster leads Pool 3 with 16 points, six more than Glasgow Warriors, which tied Montpellier 13-13.

Ulster moved atop Pool 4 with a 46-20 win over Aironi. The Leicester Tigers jumped into second place in the pool with a 23-19 win over Clermont Auvergne that knocked the French club out of the top spot.

Racing Metro beat London Irish 25-19 for its first win in Pool 2, while Gloucester defeated Connacht 23-19 to pull within three points of Pool 6 leader Toulouse.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Bob Bensch at bbensch@bloomberg.net

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