Match Centre

Full Time

34 - 57

  • United Rugby Championship

  • Sat 18 Feb 2023

  • Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi

4
  • Gesi 33'

  • Cronje 44'

  • Furno 54'

  • Gesi 60'

Tries

9
  • Tierney-Martin 5'

  • Tierney-Martin 23'

  • Tierney-Martin 27'

  • O'Halloran 30'

  • Blade 37'

  • Kilgallen 42'

  • Byrne 72'

  • Marmion 76'

  • de Buitléar 80'

2
  • Eden 9'

  • Eden 13'

Penalties

0
4
  • Eden 34'

  • Eden 46'

  • Eden 56'

  • Eden 61'

Conversions

6
  • Carty 6'

  • Carty 28'

  • Carty 38'

  • Carty 43'

  • Carty 73'

  • Carty 77'

Luca

Rizzoli

1

Denis

Buckley

Marco

Manfredi

2

Dylan

Tierney-Martin

Matteo

Nocera

3

Jack

Aungier

Leonard

Krumov

4

Josh

Murphy

Josh

Furno

5

Niall

Murray

Luca

Andreani

6

Cian

Prendergast

Matt

Kvesic

7

Conor

Oliver

Giovanni

Licata

8

Jarrad

Butler

Chris

Cook

9

Caolin

Blade

Tiff

Eden

10

Jack

Carty

Simone

Gesi

11

John

Porch

Enrico

Lucchin

12

Cathal

Forde

Erich

Cronje

13

Tom

Farrell

Jacobus

van Wyk

14

Diarmuid

Kilgallen

Lorenzo

Pani

15

Tiernan

O'Halloran

Replacements

Giampietro

Ribaldi

16

Eoin

de Buitléar

Paolo

Buonfiglio

17

Jordan

Duggan

Muhamed

Hasa

18

Sam

Illo

Jan

Uys

19

Darragh

Murray

Davide

Ruggeri

20

Shamus

Hurley-Langton

Ratko

Jelic

21

Kieran

Marmion

Antonio

Rizzi

22

Tom

Daly

Richard

Kriel

23

Adam

Byrne

81

It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

81

Connacht Rugby go for goal with Jack Carty taking the conversion but their aim is not up to scratch as the ball slides to the left of the post.

80

Great forward play by Connacht Rugby allows Eoin de Buitléar to score the try.

77

Shamus Hurley-Langton comes on.

77

Cian Prendergast comes off.

77

Jack Carty has kicked a conversion.

76

Kieran Marmion goes on their own for a try.

76

This is dangerous for the defence as Kieran Marmion bursts through to advance the Connacht Rugby attack.

73

Jack Carty has kicked a conversion.

72

Adam Byrne scores the try from close range.

67

Zebre Parma make a substitution with Antonio Rizzi coming on.

67

Zebre Parma make a substitution with Lorenzo Pani coming off.

66

A gap opened in the defence and Enrico Lucchin took full advantage.

65

Zebre Parma make a substitution with Ratko Jelic coming on.

65

Zebre Parma make a substitution with Chris Cook coming off.

65

Connacht Rugby make a substitution with Tom Daly coming on.

65

Connacht Rugby make a substitution with Cathal Forde coming off.

63

Connacht Rugby sub Jordan Duggan comes onto the field.

63

Denis Buckley departs for Connacht Rugby.

63

Connacht Rugby sub Conor Oliver comes onto the field.

63

Shamus Hurley-Langton departs for Connacht Rugby.

62

Connacht Rugby sub Sam Illo comes onto the field.

62

Jack Aungier departs for Connacht Rugby.

61

Connacht Rugby sub Darragh Murray comes onto the field.

61

Josh Murphy departs for Connacht Rugby.

61

Connacht Rugby sub Eoin de Buitléar comes onto the field.

61

Dylan Tierney-Martin departs for Connacht Rugby.

61

Zebre Parma sub Jan Uys comes onto the field.

61

Josh Furno departs for Zebre Parma.

61

The Zebre Parma supporters go wild as Tiff Eden successfully kicks the conversion.

60

Great hands by Zebre Parma leads to a try for Simone Gesi

60

Spellbinding play by Tiff Eden is finished off with a try.

60

The defensive line has been broken as Tiff Eden goes through the gap.

57

Adam Byrne comes on for Connacht Rugby.

57

Diarmuid Kilgallen leaves the field.

56

Davide Ruggeri comes on for Zebre Parma.

56

Giovanni Licata leaves the field.

56

Kieran Marmion comes on for Connacht Rugby.

56

Caolin Blade leaves the field.

56

The touch judges raise their flags as Tiff Eden kicks the conversion.

54

A penetrating move by Zebre Parma results in a try for Josh Furno.

54

That's a great try assist by Giovanni Licata.

54

What a run here by Giovanni Licata as they get over the gainline!

53

Muhamed Hasa comes on.

53

Matteo Nocera comes off.

52

Richard Kriel comes on.

52

Jacobus van Wyk comes off.

52

Paolo Buonfiglio comes on.

52

Luca Rizzoli comes off.

50

Shamus Hurley-Langton comes on.

50

Conor Oliver comes off.

46

Tiff Eden adds the two points for Zebre Parma.

44

Slick passing by Zebre Parma leads to a try for Erich Cronje.

44

Erich Cronje makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

44

Spellbinding play by Jacobus van Wyk is finished off with a try.

44

Zebre Parma make a substitution with Giampietro Ribaldi coming on.

44

Zebre Parma make a substitution with Marco Manfredi coming off.

43

Jack Carty adds the two points for Connacht Rugby.

43

The second half kicks off.

42

Slick passing by Connacht Rugby leads to a try for Diarmuid Kilgallen.

42

Jack Carty played a key part in that try.

40

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

38

Jack Carty does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

37

Incisive passing by Connacht Rugby is finished off by Caolin Blade, as they goes over for the try.

37

That's a great try assist by Tiernan O'Halloran.

37

Fabulous play by Connacht Rugby has led to Jack Aungier being able to wriggle through a gap.

34

Tiff Eden does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

33

Silky skills by Zebre Parma ends with a try for Simone Gesi.

33

Trouble here as Simone Gesi breaches the defence.

33

Giovanni Licata sets up the try.

32

The ball swings towards the posts but floats to the right, Jack Carty will have to re-adjust the radar.

30

Silky skills by Connacht Rugby ends with a try for Tiernan O'Halloran.

30

Spellbinding play by Caolin Blade is finished off with a try.

28

Jack Carty makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

27

It's going to take a miracle to stop this Connacht Rugby maul...no miracles today as Dylan Tierney-Martin powers over.

24

Jack Carty curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the left.

23

Great forward play by Connacht Rugby allows Dylan Tierney-Martin to score the try.

16

This is dangerous for the defence as Simone Gesi bursts through to advance the Zebre Parma attack.

13

Tiff Eden makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.

11

Tiff Eden will not be happy with that drop goal attempt, as they had the direction but not the power.

11

A gap opened in the defence and Enrico Lucchin took full advantage.

9

Tiff Eden kicks the penalty.

6

Jack Carty has kicked a conversion.

5

The Connacht Rugby pack has powered over for Dylan Tierney-Martin to score the try.

1

The defensive line has been broken as Diarmuid Kilgallen goes through the gap.

0

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

Match Stats

51%

Possession

49%

48%

Territory

52%

Metres

413

382

Carries

109

108

Clean Breaks

7

3

Defenders Beaten

13

14

Passes

158

124

Offloads

10

8

Penalties Conceded

11

9

Turnovers Conceded

14

13

130/144 90%

Tackles won

137/150 91%

3/4 75%

Scrums won

4/7 57%

6/12 50%

Lineouts won

12/12 100%

Action Areas

6.8%

6.1%

9.3%

10.2%

26.1%

17.8%

9.3%

14.4%

Player Stats

Connacht Rugby

MP

M

C

P

T

MT

TW

TC

DB

LW

TS

PTS

Denis Buckley

64

1

2

3

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dylan Tierney-Martin

62

11

7

0

8

0

0

0

0

7

3

15

Jack Aungier

63

20

5

3

7

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

Josh Murphy

62

16

6

0

6

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

Niall Murray

80

8

1

2

10

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cian Prendergast

78

9

8

4

11

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Conor Oliver

68

5

7

3

13

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Jarrad Butler

80

12

11

3

19

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

Caolin Blade

57

22

6

49

0

0

0

0

4

0

1

5

Jack Carty

80

9

4

18

8

3

0

0

1

0

0

12

John Porch

80

15

8

3

4

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

Cathal Forde

66

15

2

4

5

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

Tom Farrell

80

33

8

6

8

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

Diarmuid Kilgallen

58

25

8

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

5

Tiernan O'Halloran

80

74

12

4

4

0

0

0

1

1

1

5

Eoin de Buitléar

19

9

2

0

6

0

0

0

0

4

1

5

Jordan Duggan

17

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sam Illo

18

4

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Darragh Murray

19

0

0

0

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Shamus Hurley-Langton

16

0

2

2

6

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Kieran Marmion

24

71

4

13

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

5

Tom Daly

15

2

1

4

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Adam Byrne

23

20

2

0

3

0

0

0

2

0

1

5

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It’s three consecutive wins in-a-row in the BKT United Rugby Championship fro Connacht after a nine try bonus point victory in Parma today.

A game for our two hookers to remember, Dylan Tierney-Martin scored a hat-trick which is the fourth consecutive game where a Connacht player has crossed over the try line three times in one game. It was also a big day for Eoin de Buitléar, the man from An Cheathrú Rua not only made his professional debut today but he got himself on the score sheet with a try right at the end.

The game started just as Andy Friend would have wanted it to. John Porch was tackled in the air which led to a penalty which Jack Carty sent into the Zebre corner. From the resulting lineout Connacht drove the home side back over their own line where Tierney-Martin got his first try of the day with six minutes gone.

For the next 15 minutes Connacht’s discipline would prove to be a problem, two easy kicks saw the Italian side get back into the game to make it 7-6.

With 24 minutes it was deja vu as Connacht score their second try. Jack kicked to the corner and from there the pack forced their way over the try line to see Dylan get his second of the game. This left the score 12-6 to Connacht.

Not even 30 minutes gone on the clock and the Connacht hooker got his hat-trick which you guessed it, came from a driving maul with the Galway man at the back to touch down.

In complete control the try scoring wasn’t finished just yet as a few minutes later Tiernan O’Halloran went over to get the bonus point try.

Zebre though replied back straight away with a try of their own to make it 24-13.

In what was an action packed first half, Caolin Blade got his eighth try of the URC season, some quick passing in the building which involved Tiernan, Diarmuid Kilgallen and Jack Aungier before the Monivea man finished.

Leading 31-13 at the break things should have been comfortable for Connacht in the second half, but far from it. An early Diamuid Kilgallen try widened the lead to 25 points but Zebre would hit back immediately with a try of their own which was followed by two more tries.

With the game now at 38-34 things were looking edgy for Connacht as the home side and support grew in confidence.

The Connacht replacements came on to freshen things up and Adam Byrne was one of them that eased things for the Irish side with a try after 72 minutes. Kieran Marmion had made a quick dash for the try line before being tackled. His run left Connacht within centimetres of the line which Adam Byrne drove over from close range to make it 45-34.

The game was all but sealed after 77 minutes when Marmion was quick to react to a sloppy pass from Zebre which didn’t find its intended target. The Connacht scrum half was never going to be caught once he picked up the scraps.

The game would end on what was already a day to remember for Eoin de Buitléar, getting his first professional cap the hooker from Connemara got Connacht’s ninth try of the day crossing over after another attacking maul.