Finlay Bealham: Connacht up and running

08 October 2022

Finlay Bealham: Connacht up and running
An unbelievable win at The Sportsground last night saw Connacht get their first win of the season against Munster in the BKT United Rugby Championship.

Tries from Mack Hansen, Finlay Bealham and Paul Boyle saw Andy Friend's side win 20-11 in front of a packed house where the atmosphere was as expected incredible.

Speaking after full time to the media was player of the match Finlay Bealham.

"We knew tonight we were going to produce that performance"

"Yeah parts of the game didn't go great and we have things to work on but we needed this win to get us up and running"

"Really proud of the lads in that dressing room tonight"

The Connacht set pieces played a major role in helping the side to victory. Control in the scrum and disrupting Munster line-outs gave the men in green great platforms to start attacks.

"We came to the game aiming at the set pieces knowing we could do well there"

"Dewald and Cullie had us in great shape coming into this and no stone was left unturned"

"They put the faith in us and let us go out to do what we could"

After a poor start in the opening three rounds this win was needed so what changed coming into it?

"Nothing has changed coming into this game" said Bealham

"We just weren't good enough by our standard in those other three games but we knew the work we done in the preseason and during the week that it would click"

"Not everyone sees the work that's put in behind the scenes, I can tell you there is massive work put in and we have huge faith in what we're doing here"

Next week attention turns to another massive interpro as Connacht welcome Leinster to The Sportsground where tickets can be got HERE .

"Our attention turns to Leinster now, great win tonight but this has to be the start of season now"

"We're buzzing tonight and can enjoy it, relax for the weekend but come Monday there is only one thing on our mind"