Guinness PRO14 Championship – Saturday, 8th September 2018
Connacht 32-13 Zebre
Two tries from Academy back row Paul Boyle helped Connacht to a bonus point victory over Zebre in the Sportsground. Boyle’s performance also earned him the Man of the Match award in what was only a second pro team start for the 21-year-old number 8.
— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) September 8, 2018
Scorers – Connacht: Paul Boyle 10 (two tries), Jack Carty 7 (one penalty, two conversions), Caolin Blade 5 (try), Eoin Griffin 5 (try), Niyi Adeolokun 5 (try)
Connacht: Tiernan O’Halloran; Cian Kellehr, Eoin Griffin, Kyle Godwin, Matt Healy; Jack Carty, Caolin Blade; Denis Buckley, Dave Heffernan, Finlay Bealham; Gavin Thornbury, Quinn Roux; Sean O’Brien, Jarrad Butler, Paul Boyle.
Subs: Kieran Marmion for Blade (49 mins), Colby Fainga’a for O’Brien (49 mins), Shane Delahunt for Heffernan (55 mins), Dominic Robertson-McCory for Bealham (59 mins), Conan O’Donnell for Buckley (61 mins), James Cannon for Roux (61 mins), Roux for Thornbury (63 mins), Niyi Adeolokun for Kelleher (64 mins), Craig Ronaldson for Godwin (70 mins).
Connacht’s next fixture in the 2018-19 Guinness PRO14 Championship is away to Edinburgh on Friday, 14th September. Kick-off at Murrayfield is 7.35pm.