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Video Highlights – Connacht Rugby secure bonus point win over Scarlets

Connacht’s Victory in the BKT United Rugby Championship

Connacht Rugby secured a crucial 26-10 victory over Scarlets at Dexcom Stadium, propelling them into the playoff positions in the BKT United Rugby Championship.

In the first half, Connacht capitalized on their wind advantage, scoring tries through captain Caolin Blade, Eoin de Buitlear, and Sean Jansen to take a commanding 19-7 lead. Despite Scarlets’ scrum-half Efan Jones marking his URC debut with a try, they struggled to build momentum.

The pivotal moment came in the second half when Connacht’s Irish-qualified number eight, Jansen, effectively sealed the victory, extending Connacht’s lead and solidifying their position in the table.

Early on, the front rows took center stage, with Connacht’s Sam Wainwright denying de Buitlear a try before Blade finished off a swift attack. De Buitlear then added another try, capitalizing on Connacht’s turnover and showcasing their attacking prowess.

Although Scarlets managed to disrupt Connacht’s maul attempts, Jansen’s try extended Connacht’s lead. Scarlets fought back with a try from Jones, but Connacht’s improved defense and efficient play saw them maintain control of the game.

Cathal Forde’s performance was pivotal for Connacht, with his influential carries and partnership with David Hawkshaw in the center proving crucial. Connacht’s second try, originating from a Gavin Thornbury lineout steal, showcased their excellent teamwork and attacking flair.

Overall, Connacht’s victory was a testament to their resilience and determination, as they now sit in a promising position in the BKT United Rugby Championship standings.

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