FULL TIME | Connacht 26 Ospreys 15

A try from Eoghan Masterson and an outstanding individual effort from Tom Farrell to get in under the posts was the main difference between the sides. Man of the Match Craig Ronaldson kicked 16 points and he spoke to us after the game.

 

 

 

 

Following the 23-15 win over the Toyota Cheetahs, Dave Heffernan gave his thoughts on the victory that makes it 4 from 4.

 

 

We return to the Sportsground in mid-December for the Challenge Cup clash against Brive.
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In driving wind and rain Connacht picked up a losing bonus point as they were beaten by Glasgow Warriors in front of an attendance of 4,017 fans for Kieran Keane’s first competitive game in charge.

Connacht lead early on after a Jack Carty penalty but Glasgow were level when they landed a penalty minutes later. Connacht had some good attacking phases in the first half and but just couldn’t manage get over the line.

Carty did kick two more penalties before the break as the teams went in 9 points to three in Connacht’s favour. But a six point half time lead wasn’t not enough in the tough conditions.

10 minutes into the second half Glasgow were in for a try and although Jack Carty had a fourth successful kick for a penalty it was not to be Connacht’s night.

After 72 minutes Lee Jones got over for a second Glasgow try which was to prove the final score of the game.

Attention now turns to the historic visit for Southern Kings to the Sportsground next Saturday night. Tickets are still available and you can save 15% by purchasing online.

CONNACHT: Darragh Leader, Cian Kelleher, Eoin Griffin (Tom Farrell ’50), Bundee Aki, Matt Healy, Jack Carty (Craig Ronaldson ’71), Kieran Marmion, Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney, Finlay Bealham (Conor Carey ’56), Ultan Dillane, James Cannon, Eoghan Masterson (Sean O’Brien ’50), Jarrad Butler, John Muldoon.

GLASGOW WARRIORS: Ruaridh Jackson, Lelia Masaga, Alex Dunbar, Sam Johnson (Adam Hastings ’8) (Leonardo Sarto ’58), Lee Jones, Peter Horne, Ali Price (Henry Pyrgos ’73), Jamie Bhatti (Oli Kebble ’38-40) (Kebble ’46), George Turner(James Malcolm ’73), Zander Fagerson; Tim Swinson (Greg Peterson ’73), Scott Cummings; Ryan Wilson, Matt Smith (Matt Fagerson ’61), Adam Ashe.

Kieran Keane recorded the first win of his tenure as Head Coach when his side defeated Pat Lam’s Bristol at the Sportsground. Peter McCabe and Kieran Marmion both got over for tries in the first half which put Connacht in a commanding position. This was followed in the second half with a penalty try and a second try in two games for new signing Rory Scholes.

 After the game Jarrad Butler gave his reaction on the two pre-season games and his hopes for the upcoming Guinness PRO14 Championship.

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