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Connacht Score Some Incredible Tries In Thrilling Win Over Ulster

Connacht Score Some Incredible Tries In Thrilling Win Over Ulster

Leinster and Munster brought Irish rugby with a bang at the Aviva Stadium last night, and it was the turn of the other two Irish provinces to take centre stage this afternoon.

Ulster entered their meeting with Connacht with far more to play for, needing two points from their two remaining fixtures to secure a place in the semi-final.

However, it was Connacht who would win a thriller on a scoreline of 26-20.

Perhaps unburdened by playing without the pressure of needing a result, they played with plenty of freedom. That resulted in some stunning rugby at times.

Their opening try of the game came in the 12th minute, with some wonderful hands from out-half Jack Carty helping make their pressure on the Ulster line pay off, with Jack Porch the one touching down.

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Ulster would respond with a penalty, but the westerners scored their second ten minutes later.

It was Kieran Marmion who got it, gathering a wonderful dink in behind from Porch after another flowing wonderful team move.

Brilliant rugby.

It was Ulster who struck first in the second half, with a new look Jacob Stockdale crossing the whitewash for their opening try.

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Connacht responded quickly, with Bundee Aki showing incredible strength to run over three Ulster defenders and touch the ball down.

Ulster got within in a point with just under 20 minutes to go, with Nick Twomey scoring their second try.

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In the end, a late try from Jack Aungier secured the bonus point victory for Connacht.

Ulster now need one point from next week's game against Leinster to be certain of a place in the semi-final, while Connacht will take on Munster.

SEE ALSO: Moments Of Henshaw & Earls Brilliance The Highlights Of Leinster Win Over Munster

Gary Connaughton

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