Leinster 16-13 Scarlets
Fergus McFadden scores all of Leinster's points as they stay top of the RaboDirect table, with a last minute penalty the winning score
Leinster keep themselves firmly on top of the RaboDirect Pro12 table with a last-gasp penalty from Fergus McFadden.
Scarlets played their part in a thrilling contest, but in the end their indiscipline cost them right at the death to give the hosts the victory at the RDS.
The away side got off to a good start here, and indeed took the lead after five minutes, Stephen Jones landing the a penalty. It didn't take Leinster to respond though, and they found themselves level minutes later, Fergus McFadden on target for the home side.
Both teams then kicked away needless ball for the next ten minutes, with both struggling to build any momentum in the contest. Leinster thought they had a try midway through the half, only for the TMO to rule it out.
Scarlets seemed to get a lift from that decision against Leinster, and the Welsh side took the lead soon after with Dan Newton finishing off a wonderful Scarlets move. Jones added the extras to give them a 10-3 lead.
Fergus McFadden had a chance to get Leinster closer, but missed a penalty chance. Indeed, the hosts had a series of chances to restore parity before the break, but couldn't get through a resilient Scarlet's defence, with the score staying the same at half time.
The home side came out a different team after the restart, and scored a try after just two minutes. Fly-half Fergus McFadden danced past a few Scarlets' defenders to dive over, and added the extras to leave it at ten points apiece.
The visitors responded well though, and after going close to another try themselves, Dan Newton slotted over a penalty to restore the away lead. Fergus McFadden didn't waste much time in bringing the home side back in it though, and going into the final quarter, the sides were locked at 13-13.
Both sides had chances for winning scores, but as the last minutes approached, it looked like a draw was on the cards. That was until Fergus McFadden stepped up with the very last kick of the game to give Leinster the win, a win that keeps them marching on towards the Pro12 title.