Pro 14 wrap up: Connacht shock Leinster and Ulster edge Munster

Pro 14 Wrap Up: Connacht Shock Leinster And Ulster Edge Munster Pro 14 Wrap Up: Connacht Shock Leinster And Ulster Edge Munster
Guinness PRO14, RDS Main Arena, Co. Dublin 2/1/2021 Leinster vs Connacht Connacht's Alex Wootton celebrates after scoring a try with Caolin Blade Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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Kenneth Fox

Connacht stunned the Pro 14 champions at the RDS with a 35-24 victory, marking their first win in Dublin since 2002.

The away side had the brighter start as out half Jack Carty scored an intercept try.

Carty scored again after 22 minutes when he touched down close to the line. Scott Penny got the home side back in it when he picked up the ball quickly from the ruck and touched down.

Johnny Sexton went off early in the game after a HIA, which meant winger Jimmy O'Brien had to play as out half.

Alex Wooton scored just before half time for Connacht to make the lead at the break 25-5.

Leinster hit back straight away in the second half with a try from Luke McGrath who made the score 12-25.


After a raft of changes from the home side, substitute Sean Cronin peeled away from a maul and sent through Ryan Baird for the score.

Leinster trailed 17-28 going into the final quarter of the second half, but had a try chalked off for obstruction.

The game was effectively ended when Tom Daly intercepted a Leinster pass once again to make the score 17-33.

A late Leinster try made the scoreboard looked slightly better for the home side, but it was too little to late.

Earlier in the day, it was 10 wins from 10 for Ulster in this season's Guinness PRO14 after they beat Munster at the Kingspan.

First-half tries from Ethan McIlroy and Matt Faddes helped the Conference A leaders defeat Munster 15-10 in Belfast.

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