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Congratulations Connacht!


Healy Scores!

By Gary Watton
May 31 2016

Well, well, well, who would have believed it possible? Little old Connacht have deservedly become the champions of Ireland/Scotland/Wales after comprehensively dismantling mighty Leinster on Saturday past at Murrayfield, outscoring the giants from the east by three tries to one. This is surely British and Irish rugby's equivalent of Leicester City winning the soccer English Premiership.

For more years than they care to remember, the plucky west coast bunch have been little more than gallant losers and frequently a long-suffering punchbag for their neighbours to the north, east and south. However, coach Pat Lam has masterminded a remarkable season, ably assisted by a talented squad that have reached the heights. It's a pity for them that the highly-rated Robbie Henshaw is moving on, but the flying duo of winger Matt Healy and full back Tiernan O'Halloran will be sticking around, as Connacht prepare to defend their PRO12 success of 2016. No this is not a misprint!

 

PRO12 FINAL; at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Saturday the 28th of May 2016

CONNACHT 20 Leinster 10 (half time: 15-0)

CONNACHT try-scorers: O'Halloran, Adeolokun, Healy (one of the tries was converted by MacGinty)

Leinster try-scorer: Cronin (converted by Sexton)

 

Take a bow, the following heroes:

15 O'Halloran

14 Adeolokun

13 Henshaw

12 Aki

11 Healy

10 MacGinty

9 Marmion

1 Loughney

2 McCartney

3 Bealham

4 Dillane

5 Muldowney

23 McKeon

6 Heenan

7 Muldoon

 

Replacements

8 Heffernan

16 Cooney

17 Ah You

18 Browne

19 O'Brien

20 Cooney

21 O'Leary

22 Robb

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