18 May 2024

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Defeat for Connacht in United Rugby Championship – Commentary and Reaction

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Defeat for Connacht in United Rugby Championship – Commentary and Reaction

Connacht’s hopes of reaching the United Rugby Championship Playoffs hang by a thread following their 16-12 defeat to The Stormers in the Sportsground on Saturday.

Despite tries from Caolin Blade and Jack Aungier, Connacht could not get the win needed and now will need a bonus point win over Leinster and hope that other results go their way.

Here is the commentary of the game from William Davies and Joe Healy.

William Davies with the Full Time Report

William got the thoughts of Connacht Head Coach Pete Wilkins.

William also spoke to Connacht captain on the day Dave Heffernan.

Finally, William spoke to Stormers Head Coach John Dobson.

Connacht: Tiernan O’Halloran; John Porch, David Hawkshaw, Bundee Aki, Byron Ralston; Jack Carty, Caolin Blade; Peter Dooley, Dave Heffernan (capt), Finlay Bealham; Joe Joyce, Darragh Murray; Cian Prendergast, Shamus Hurley-Langton, Sean Jansen.

Replacements: Dylan Tierney-Martin, Jordan Duggan, Jack Aungier, Oisín Dowling, Jarrad Butler, Colm Reilly, Cathal Forde, Santiago Cordero.

Stormers: Warrick Gelant; Suleiman Hartzenberg, Dan du Plessis, Damian Willemse, Angelo Davids; Manie Libbok, Herschel Jantjies; Brok Harris, Joseph Dweba, Frans Malherbe; Salmaan Moerat (capt), Ruben van Heerden; Evan Roos, Ben-Jason Dixon, Hacjivah Dayimani.

Replacements: Andre-Hugo Venter, Kwenzo Blose, Neethling Fouche, Adre Smith, Marcel Theunissen, Stefan Ungerer, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu.

Referee: Federico Vedovelli (FIR)

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