Connacht beat Ulster in bruising affair at the Aviva

Connacht beat Ulster in bruising affair at the Aviva


	Connacht beat Ulster in bruising affair at the Aviva

Connacht
26

20
Ulster

Connacht managed to withstand a late Ulster surge to come away with a bonus point win at the Aviva Stadium this evening.

Both teams gave debuts to some of their new recruits as Ulster are already guaranteed a semi-final place while Connacht are out of the running for a play-off spot.

Ulster’s John Cooney opened the scoring with a penalty, but a try from John Porch and a Jack Carty conversion gave Connacht the lead early on.

Another Cooney penatly made it 7-6 before Kieran Marmion scooped up a grubber kick from Porch to make it 14-6 going into the half.


	Connacht beat Ulster in bruising affair at the Aviva

Ulster came out strong in the second half and put pressure on the Connacht defence. Eventually Jacob Stockdale broke through to make it 14-13 after Cooney made the conversion.

After Connacht had a try disallowed for a knock on, Bundee Aki powered over the line to make the score 21-13.

In what was a back and forth game throughout, Ulster hit back once again with a massive scrum which got them over the line, with Nick Timoney at the base.

At 21-20 it was anyone’s game but Connacht responded once again through substitute Jack Aungier who crossed over the line to make the final score 26-20.

Sourсe: breakingnews.ie

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