Congratulations to Connacht on a memorable and fully merited 35-24 PRO14 victory over Leinster. Inspired by JACK CARTY , the westerners recorded a first ever win at the RDS as they inflicted a first league defeat in 26 matches on the title holders. Jack richly warranted his ‘Man of the Match’ award, his haul of 25 points exceeding that of the hosts and also being the most points scored by any player in a match against Leinster!

Connacht excelled from start to finish apart from a third quarter wobble. However, they steadied themselves and were unfortunate to concede a try to Leinster in the final move of an absorbing and fast-moving encounter. This earned the home side a bonus point but Connacht came away with a haul of five points!

Buccaneers was well represented in the contest with SHANE DELAHUNT and the MASTERSON brothers EOGHAN and SEAN being in the starting XV while CONOR KENNY and COLM REILLY were introduced during the second half. (Strangely both replacements were not included in ‘The Sunday Times’ match report; tut tut Peter O’Reilly!).

Well done, guys, and keep it going next against Munster!

Photo courtesy of Brendan Moran / Sportsfile