Last Updated: 10/10/20 11: 13pm
Summarize all of Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 activity as Irish trio Munster, Leinster and Ulster all picked up benefits, as did the Cardiff Doldrums…
Munster 25-23 Edinburgh
A CJ Stander try with four minutes leftover, plus 20 points via the shoe of Ben Healy saw Munster pick up a crucial 25-23 victory more than Edinburgh at Thomond Park.
Munster, who were pipped towards the top of PRO14 Conference W by Edinburgh last season, appeared likely to lose when tries through Mark Bennett and WP Nel had Edinburgh in front from twelve minutes in until Stander’s treatment in the final stages.
For the second week running, Munster scored late to take victory — last week a Healy penalty noticed them pip Scarlets 30-27 within West Wales.
The particular win over Edinburgh put Munster 2nd within their conference on eight factors, one points behind the Cardiff Blues.
Benetton 25-37 Leinster
Defending winners Leinster ran in four attempts as they defeated Benetton 37-25 in Stadio di Monigo to continue their particular winning start in Guinness PRO14 Team A.
Two earlier penalties from Ross Byrne place the visitors in front before Benetton winger Iliesa Ratuva was sin-binned for the deliberate knock-on.
Wayne Tracy touched down off the back again of a rolling maul to give Leinster their first try after eighteen minutes, which Byrne converted.
The Italians responded since Sebastian Negri crossed, Paulo Garbisi adding the conversion, but Leinster winger James Lowe went more than from close range to make it 17-12 at the break.
Epalahame Faiva put more pressure around the visitors when he powered in the try soon after the restart, just for Garbisi to miss his stop for the extra points.
In the 56th minute, Leinster had been awarded a penalty try when Jack port Conan could not apply downward stress before Byrne dropped another effective penalty.
Although Gianmarco Lucchesi touched down again meant for Benetton late on to move inside five, James Ryan put the cause bed with another try right after 78 minutes to secure the reward point.
Ospreys 12-24 Ulster
Ulster chief Iain Henderson was sent away in the 75th minute but their side were deserved winners since Ospreys fell to an 11th beat in their last 12 competitive fits in a 24-12 loss at the Freedom Stadium.
Henderson indexed a red card for getting into a ruck and making connection with the head of Dan Evans yet by then Ulster were firmly in charge of the match.
John Stockdale, Marcell Coetzee and Ruben Cooney had scored tries for your visitors, with the latter adding 3 conversions and a penalty.
Four penalties from Stephen Myler was Ospreys’ response.
Cardiff Blues 29-7 Connacht
Cardiff Blues made it 2 wins from two at the start from the new Guinness PRO14 season plus inflicted a first defeat on a Connacht side who never really got moving in the 29-7 loss.
Connacht’s trip to Wales on the day from the game looked like it played a component as they were sluggish in the 1st half with the Blues scoring via Hallam Amos and the boot associated with fly-half Jarrod Evans.
Andy Friend’s men failed to sign up a point before the break but do score through Conor Oliver within the second period.
These people did not make the most of an opposition yellowish card and Amos’ second was your game’s crucial score before a problem try and one from Kristian Dacey gave the Blues a bonus stage.