Leinster hammer Glasgow in record fashion to reach URC semis

Leinster hammer Glasgow in record fashion to reach URC semis

Leinster put their Champions Cup disappointment behind them to hammer Glasgow 76-14 in a brutally one-sided United Rugby Championship quarter-final on Saturday.

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Richie Gray's sin-binning was punished with three tries, including Joe McCarthy's first for Leinster, as the Irish Shield winners galloped into a 26-7 half-time lead.

Dan Sheehan bagged a brace and the electric Jordan Larmour also crossed as Glasgow's initial seven-point advantage - thanks to Zander Fagerson's fourth-minute effort - was quickly washed away.

Leo Cullen's men finished with 12 tries - a new URC record - as Caelan Doris, Michael Ala'alatoa, Jamison Gibson-Park, Garry Ringrose, Larmour, Ciaran Frawley, Luke McGrath and Jimmy O'Brien completed the rout.

Their points haul of 76 was also the highest for a single match in the competition's history under its various guises, edging the 75 the Ospreys put past Benetton in Swansea in 2014.

Leinster will face the Bulls in the last four after they secured a dramatic 30-27 victory over the Sharks in an all South African semi-final.

The sides were locked at 27-27 and heading for extra time when Chris Smith's drop-goal split the posts with the clock approaching 84 minutes.

The Stormers will take on Ulster in another South Africa versus Ireland semi-final after they saw off Edinburgh 28-17.

Ulster beat Munster 36-17 in Friday's quarter-final.


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