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If you have a Reiver name, come along and have your fears confirmed.
Matters turned ugly when Trevor Brennan dug his knees into the ribs of Reivers centre Kevin Utterson - but amazingly ref Rowden and his touchjudges refused to take action.
Now Reivers prepare for Sunday's home clash with lowly Caerphilly, desperate to earn a victory in the build up to the European Cup.
Reivers then made hard work of scoring a second try, finally Hodge himself got over.
Reivers had to crack under the incessant pressure, Rees eventually finding himself facing an unprotected line when they simply ran out of defenders.
It should have been a Reivers restart from the 22-zone but the whistler gave Leinster a scrum five metres out and giant lock Bob Casey raced over to give O'Meara a simple kick.
Reivers chief executive Nick Oswald, said although his club were not condoning drink driving, he said there was never any danger of Mackinnon missing tonight's crucial match.
Reivers tried to take on the Cardiff back line out wide by running from deep but the home side were more than equal to the task and for 10 minutes the Scots struggled to get out of their own half.
Reivers suffered another blow when centre Marcus Di Rollo was taken off with a leg injury and replaced by Graeme Kiddie.
Reivers took an early lead after quarter of an hour with a penalty by full-back Derek Lee.
The Reivers have by far the easier route to the last eight, having been paired with modest French team Grenoble, mid-ranking Welsh side Neath and Northampton, who faded after an encouraging start in the Premiership last season.
It was in January that Border Reivers last won a Celtic League match, but yesterday at Galashiels they not only ended that barren run, but took the scalp of last season's champions.