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43 - 24
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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

80'

This is dangerous for the defence as Ruhan Straeuli bursts through to advance the Lions attack.

76'

Connacht Rugby make a substitution with Leva Fifita coming on.

67'

Connacht Rugby make a substitution with Darragh Murray coming off.

67'

Lions make a substitution with Andries Coetzee coming on.

66'

Lions make a substitution with Stean Pienaar coming off.

66'

Lions make a substitution with Michael van Vuuren coming on.

66'

Lions make a substitution with PJ Botha coming off.

66'
Conversion

The Lions supporters go wild as Jordan Hendrikse successfully kicks the conversion.

65'
Try

Lions are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Marius Louw touching down.

64'

The defensive line has been broken as Manuel Rass goes through the gap.

64'

Lions sub Ruan Smith comes onto the field.

63'

Asenathi Ntlabakanye departs for Lions.

63'

Connacht Rugby sub Kieran Marmion comes onto the field.

62'

Caolin Blade departs for Connacht Rugby.

62'
Conversion

The Connacht Rugby supporters go wild as Jack Carty successfully kicks the conversion.

62'
Try

Connacht Rugby are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Caolin Blade touching down.

61'

The defensive line has been broken as Diarmuid Kilgallen goes through the gap.

61'

Connacht Rugby sub Tom Daly comes onto the field.

60'

Cathal Forde departs for Connacht Rugby.

60'

Connacht Rugby sub Dominic Robertson-McCoy comes onto the field.

60'

Jack Aungier departs for Connacht Rugby.

60'

Connacht Rugby sub Jordan Duggan comes onto the field.

60'

Peter Dooley departs for Connacht Rugby.

60'

Lions sub Jaco Kriel comes onto the field.

60'

Emmanuel Tshituka departs for Lions.

60'

Shamus Hurley-Langton comes on for Connacht Rugby.

57'

Josh Murphy leaves the field.

57'

Morgan Naude comes on for Lions.

57'

Jean-Pierre Smith leaves the field.

57'

Oran McNulty comes on for Connacht Rugby.

57'

Tiernan O'Halloran leaves the field.

57'

Dylan Tierney-Martin comes on for Connacht Rugby.

57'

Shane Delahunt leaves the field.

57'

Manuel Rass comes on.

50'

Henco van Wyk comes off.

50'

Pieter Jansen van Vuuren comes on.

50'

Darrien-Lane Landsberg comes off.

50'

Lions decide to make a substitution, with Morne van den Berg getting some game time.

49'

Lions decide to make a substitution, with Andre Warner being replaced.

49'

Connacht Rugby make a substitution with Diarmuid Kilgallen coming on.

43'

Connacht Rugby make a substitution with Dylan Tierney-Martin coming off.

43'
Conversion

Jack Carty adds the two points for Connacht Rugby.

43'
Try

Nobody was going to stop Caolin Blade from scoring that try!

42'

Caolin Blade makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

42'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

41'

Connacht Rugby sub Dylan Tierney-Martin comes onto the field.

38'

Diarmuid Kilgallen departs for Connacht Rugby.

38'

Fabulous play by Connacht Rugby has led to Tom Farrell being able to wriggle through a gap.

37'
Conversion

Jack Carty does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

36'
Try

Incisive passing by Connacht Rugby is finished off by Tiernan O'Halloran, as they goes over for the try.

35'

Fabulous play by Connacht Rugby has led to Tiernan O'Halloran being able to wriggle through a gap.

35'

Jack Carty sets up the try.

35'

Fabulous play by Connacht Rugby has led to Caolin Blade being able to wriggle through a gap.

34'
Conversion

Jordan Hendrikse does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

32'
Try

Silky skills by Lions ends with a try for Henco van Wyk.

31'

Trouble here as Henco van Wyk breaches the defence.

31'

Spellbinding play by Jordan Hendrikse is finished off with a try.

31'
Yellow Card

Shane Delahunt (Connacht Rugby) is shown a yellow card

31'
Conversion

Jack Carty makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

25'
Try

The pressure has finally told as Caolin Blade scores from close range.

25'

Trouble here as Caolin Blade breaches the defence.

25'

Shane Delahunt played a key part in that try.

25'

Connacht Rugby make a substitution with Conor Oliver coming on.

17'

Connacht Rugby make a substitution with Shamus Hurley-Langton coming off.

17'
Conversion

Jack Carty converts the try.

15'
Try

Shane Delahunt scores the try from close range.

14'
Conversion

Jordan Hendrikse converts the try.

11'
Try

Asenathi Ntlabakanye scores the try from close range.

10'

Shamus Hurley-Langton comes on for Connacht Rugby.

8'

Conor Oliver leaves the field.

8'
Penalty Goal

Jack Carty kicks the penalty.

7'
Penalty Goal

Jordan Hendrikse has kicked a penalty goal.

4'

Jack Carty has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.

3'
Try

Great hands by Connacht Rugby leads to a try for Diarmuid Kilgallen

2'

The defensive line has been broken as Diarmuid Kilgallen goes through the gap.

2'

Jack Carty sets up the try.

2'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

Connacht v Lions

United Rugby Championship - Round 13
Sat 28th January 2023, 02:35pm EST
The Sportsground

Points Flow Chart

Connacht win +19
Connacht
Lions
Connacht
Time in lead
Lions
76
Mins in lead
3
94%
% Of Game In Lead
4%
58%
Possession Last 10 min
42%
0
Points Last 10 min
0

Key Events

Full Time
Hendrikse
65'
43 - 24
Louw
64'
43 - 22
Carty
43 - 17
62'
Blade
41 - 17
61'
Carty
36 - 17
43'
Blade
34 - 17
42'
Half Time
Carty
29 - 17
36'
O'Halloran
27 - 17
35'
Hendrikse
32'
22 - 17
van Wyk
31'
22 - 15
Delahunt
22 - 10
31'
Carty
22 - 10
25'
Blade
20 - 10
25'
Carty
15 - 10
15'
Delahunt
13 - 10
14'
Hendrikse
11'
8 - 10
Ntlabakanye
10'
8 - 8
Carty
8 - 3
7'
Hendrikse
4'
5 - 3
Kilgallen
5 - 0
2'
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
2.8
15
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
3.5
6
Entries

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