Oct 19, 2014 at 5.15pm UK
Fanning (29', 53'), Ryan (61')
Leiua (24'), Wade (35')

Result: Leinster edge out Wasps to win opening Champions Cup game

Leinster narrowly see off Wasps 25-20 in Dublin to win their opening European Rugby Champions Cup game.

Leinster have kicked off their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign with a win, having edged out Wasps 25-20 at the RDS Arena this evening.

Ian Madigan and Andy Goode both kicked over penalties early on for their respective sides, although it was not until the 24-minute mark that the game had its first try, with Alapati Leiua crossing over to put the visitors ahead.

Eoin Reddan of Leinster kicks the ball upfield during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leinster and Wasps at the RDS Arena on October 19, 2014© Getty Images

That lead did not last long, though, as Darragh Fanning opened his side's try count just short of the half-hour mark when he found the chalk.

The momentum of the game swung once more when Christian Wade touched down five minutes before the interval, yet Wasps could not hold onto their advantage following the restart.

Leinster came out the stronger side, adding two tries in the space of eight minutes through Fanning and Dominic Ryan to edge ahead in the Irish capital.

There was still 20 minutes remaining for Wasps to find a response, but it was not to be as Les Bleus held out for the points in Pool Three.

Wasps director of football Dai Young during his team's match against Worcester Warriors on March 1, 2013
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