Bath v Leinster LIVE score updates from the Champions Cup clash

Leinster will be gunning for a win and perhaps a bonus-point when they travel to the Rec to take on Bath this afternoon.

Leo Cullen’s side opened the defence of their crown with a hugely impressive demolition of Wasps.

However, a narrow defeat to Toulouse has given them little room for error, especially regarding their chances of securing a home quarter-final next year.

Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen with Team Manager Guy Easterby
(Image: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

In their favour is the fact that Bath have a number of injury woes to contend as Freddie Burns and Rhys Priestland’s absence leaves 35-year-old Kiwi James Wilson in the out-half slot.

They are also without England internationals Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson in the backline.

All of this makes Leinster the favourites but they will still need to put in a performance to come away from this old ground with the points.

The match kicks off at 3pm and you can follow all the action right here at Irish Mirror Sport.

BATH: R McConnochie; S Rokoduguni, J Willison, J Roberts, J Cokanasiga; J Wilson, W Chudley; N Catt, T Dunn, H Thomas; D Attwood, C Ewels (capt); T Ellis, S Underhill, F Louw.

Replacements: J Walker, J van Rooyen, M Lahiff, E Stooke, M Garvey, K Fotuali’i, C Vuna, A Davies.

LEINSTER: R Kearney; J Larmour, G Ringrose, N Reid, J Lowe; J Sexton (capt), L McGrath; C Healy, S Cronin, T Furlong; D Toner, J Ryan; R Ruddock, J van der Flier, D Leavy.

Replacements: J Tracy, E Byrne, A Porter, R Molony, J Conan, J Gibson-Park, R Byrne, R O’Loughlin.

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