Joey Carbery shines as Leinster cruise past Edinburgh

A bonus point win puts the province top of the Guinness Pro 12 for the night

Joey Carbery, Adam Byrne, Leinster, rugby, Pro 12, Edinburgh

Leinster's Joey Carbery is congratulated by Adam Byrne after scoring a try ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Joey Carbery and Barry Daly scored two tries apiece as Leinster recorded a resounding 39-10 bonus point win at home to Edinburgh.

The result and five point haul lifts Leo Cullen's side top of the Guinness Pro 12, leapfrogging Munster and Ospreys who face each other in their game in hand at Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Leinster ran in six tries against their Scottish opponents in the comfortable win at the RDS.

Daly got the first Leinster try on 10 minutes to give the home side a platform and a penalty from Carbery left the scores at 8-0.

Leinster and Ireland's Josh van der Flier leaves the field with an injury ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

A Duncan Weir penalty four minutes before the break left the scores at 8-3 in Leinster's favour heading into half time.

Carbery then took control of the match after the resumption of the game.

First the Leinster No 10 exploited a gap on 48 minutes to find the try line and stretch the lead to 13-3.

Five minutes later, he repeated the trick as he raced clear of the Edinburgh challengers and scored his second try of the night and put Leinster within one more try of a bonus point.

Leinster's Bryan Byrne scores a try ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

That fourth try would arrive just three minutes later and it was the opening try scorer Daly who duly obliged once again to leave the scores at 25-3.

The home side were not finished with the try-scoring either as Dan Leavy added another five point haul with 13 minutes to go with Ross Byrne adding the extras.

Weir would get Edinburgh's only try of the night on 70 minutes.

But it provoked a sixth and final try out of Leinster as Byran Byrne scored just one minute later and Ross Byrne's conversion left 29 points between the sides at the final whistle.

However, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will have concerns over Josh van der Flier after the Leinster back row's withdrawal with a shoulder injury.