The Connacht Eagles were defeated 32 – 14 by pool leaders Bristol Rugby at the Sportsground this afternoon.

Academy outhalf Conor McKeon kicked 9 points (2 penalties; 1 dropgoal) while scrumhalf John Cooney crossed for a 69th minute try.

The English visitors scored six tries, only one of which was converted, to secure their home quarter final in the British & Irish cup.

Nigel Carolan’s men will be in action again in the New Year when they welcome Leinster ‘A’ to the Sportsground on Thursday January 15th.


Blade and Boyle in line for Ireland debuts