GLASGOW 27 ULSTER 25
Glasgow turned the Celtic League on its head as they produced a surprised 27-25 win over Ulster at Hughenden. The home side emerged victorious in this top versus bottom battle with a fabulous display of defensive relisinece to keep put Alan Solomons' league leading side. Ulster appeared to be on course to complete the treble over Hugh Campbell's men until a dramatic home revival. Warriors snatched two converted tries, then produced a heroic defensive performance to seal the win.
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LEINSTER LIONS 16 CELTIC WARRIORS 37
This is what the Celtic League is about - for the visiting Welsh fan at least. A fast paced, high impact match with bags of excitement was the perfect start of weekend of Welsh-Irish rugby field battles.
The visiting Warriors pulled away in the end, but it was a match crammed with action that could have gone either way until Lyn Howells' men turned up the gas. In the end the Celtic Warriors completed a home-and-away double over Leinster at Donnybrook, as they outscored their hosts by four tries to one in
Tries from left wing Richard Mustoe, scrum-half Sililo Martens and centre Shaun James provided the platform for outside-half Neil Jenkins to convert all three and add a hat-trick of penalties before Jon Bryant grabbed a bonus score in injury time.
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SCARLETS 37 MUNSTER 20
Fly-half Gareth Bowen claimed 22 points as the Scarlets got their Celtic League campaign back on track with a bonus point victory over Munster.
Bowen scored his side's crucial fourth try of the night right on the final whistle to end a Munster rally. The home side had led 20-3 at the interval and seemed firmly in command. Ireland wing Anthony Horgan then bagged two superb tries after the break to provide some nervous final moments for the Llanelli faithful.
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