10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
It was the sixth time in nine games that Con have waited until the very death to secure a victory but it was one that keeps them top of the league, one point clear of Shannon. Con led 17-5 at the break thanks to tries from Ultan O'Callaghan and Cian Mahony but Tarf came right back into in the second half scoring three tries - two from Niall O'Brien in the space of five minutes. On the hour mark, Ben Wakeley's try, converted by David McAllister, had the home side 26-22 in front and it stayed that way until Igarza's late strike.
In Templeville Road, Tommy Cregan scored two tries and was responsible for a final tally of 19 points as Shannon swept to a 34-13 victory over St Mary's. Full-back John Lacey also scored a brace of tries for the winners.
In Dubarry Park, Buccaneers survived a late Ballymena rally to emerge 23-17 winners and remain in third spot. They are seven points adrift of second placed Shannon and have in turn opened a five point gap back to Belfast Harlequins who beat Dolphin 33-16 in Musgrave Park.
Garryowen led 19-10 at half-time of their game with UCD at Dooradoyle. The students struck back however with a Phillip Bredin penalty and a try from hooker David Blaney but Alan Purcell then landed a penalty for the home side to ease them home.
In Oak Park, Andy Tallon struck with a late penalty to earn Lansdowne a share of the spoils and in Stradbrook, tries from Michael Price, Pedro Fonseco and Emmet Farrell helped Blackrock come from behind to win 27-16.
|Division 1 AIB League|
|Co. Carlow||24 - 24||Lansdowne|
|Blackrock College||27 - 16||Dungannon|
|Buccaneers||23 - 17||Ballymena|
|Clontarf||26 - 29||Cork Constitution|
|Dolphin||16 - 33||Belfast Harlequins|
|Garryowen||22 - 18||U.C.D.|
|St. Mary's College||13 - 34||Shannon|
|Division 2 AIB League|
|Ballynahinch||16 - 16||Old Crescent|
|Bective Rangers||25 - 18||Old Belvedere|
|D.L.S.P.||16 - 15||Barnhall|
|Malone||22 - 16||Midleton|
|Thomond||24 - 9||Sunday's Well|
|U.C.C.||21 - 10||Waterpark|
|U.L.Bohemians||34 - 3||Terenure College|
|Young Munster||3 - 18||Dublin University|
|Division 3 AIB League|
|Ards||22 -13||Queens University|
|Ballina||13 - 6||Portadown|
|Banbridge||26 - 14||City of Derry|
|Suttonians||22 - 7||Skerries|
|Naas||17 - 21||Instonians|
|Highfield||10 - 20||Old Wesley|
|Connemara||8 - 7||Clonakilty|