18 February 2024

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Connacht win crucial United Rugby Championship meeting with Cardiff – Commentary and Reaction

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Connacht win crucial United Rugby Championship meeting with Cardiff – Commentary and Reaction

Connacht had to dig deep to win this crucial United Rugby Championship meeting with Cardiff yesterday evening at the Arms Park.

In front of a sell out 12,000 crowd, it took a try from Peter Dooley to settle the game 16-12 in their favour despite it not being one of their best performances.

JJ Hanrahan kicking the rest of the Connacht points.

Here is the Commentary from William Davies and Alan Deegan.

Presented by Doc

After the game, William spoke to Connacht Head Coach Pete Wilkins and Captain Caolin Blade.

Cardiff: Jacob Beetham; Owen Lane, Rey Lee-Lo, Ben Thomas, Aled Summerhill; Tinus de Beer, Ellis Bevan; Rhys Carre, Liam Belcher, Will Davies-King, Shane Lewis-Hughes, Seb Davies, Ben Donnell, Thomas Young, Lopeti Timani.

Replacements: Efan Daniel, Rhys Barratt, Ciaran Parker, Alun Lawrence, Mackenzie Martin, Jamie Hill, Arwel Robson, Willis Halaholo.

Sin bin: Timani (36)

Red card: Lee-Lo (15)

Connacht: Tiernan O’Halloran; Shayne Bolton, David Hawkshaw, Cathal Forde, Andrew Smith; JJ Hanrahan, Caolin Blade (capt); Denis Buckley, Dave Heffernan, Jack Aungier, Niall Murray, Joe Joyce, Shamus Hurley-Langton, Conor Oliver, Cian Prendergast.

Replacements: Tadgh McElroy, Peter Dooley, Sam Illo, Oisín Dowling, Jarrad Butler, Michael McDonald, Jack Carty, Tom Farrell.

Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR)

Assistant referees: Craig Evans & Gwyn Morris (WRU)

TMO: Stefano Penne (FIR)

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