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Ospreys pip Leinster for Celtic title

30/05/2010 07:06:19 AM Comments (0)

Ospreys hung on to win the Celtic League rugby union title in Dublin on Saturday, the Welsh region beating Irish province Leinster 17-12 in a nail-biting game.

First-half tries from Tommy Bowe and man-of-the-match Lee Byrne did the damage as the Welsh deservedly ended the season with silverware, becoming the first side to win the Celtic League three times.

It was a frustrating way for Michael Cheika to end his coaching tenure at Leinster and in an error-strewn display the home side could only muster four penalty goals from Jonathan Sexton.

Sexton's opposite number Dan Biggar converted the two tries for a 14-3 half-time lead and landed a second-half penalty as the Welsh region completed a clean sweep of away victories over Irish sides this season.

Ospreys came to Dublin hoping to end a six-match losing run against Leinster, and head coach Sean Holley put his faith in the team that suffocated Glasgow Warriors into submission in the semi-final.

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