The first round of the British & Irish Cup produced bonus point wins for Leinster 'A' and Ulster Ravens, a narrow victory for defending champions Munster 'A' in Plymouth and Connacht Eagles earned a losing bonus point on their cup debut. Check out some match shots from Dickson Digital and Inpho Photography.
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Out-half Dan Parks had a vital role in Connacht's historic Heineken Cup triumph in Toulouse, kicking two penalties, a drop goal and the touchline conversion of Kieran Marmion's try. He spoke to Rob Murphy after the game.
Rob Murphy caught up with Gavin Duffy after Connacht's inspirational defeat of Toulouse in the Heineken Cup, with the Mayo man giving an insight into how they produced such a high quality performance against the French giants.
Young scrum half Kieran Marmion was one of Connacht's star performers in their famous 16-14 Heineken Cup victory away to Toulouse, scoring a crucial second half try and picking up the man-of-the-match award.
Giving his reaction after Connacht's historic 16-14 win away to Toulouse, head coach Pat Lam said: "The belief's been there, we knew that this performance was not far away. To come here in a massive game with the side they put out is an unbelievable effort (from us) and I'm so proud of the guys."
Dan Parks' touchline conversion of Kieran Marmion's try proved decisive as Connacht recorded an historic 16-14 win away to Toulouse, completing a clean sweep of Heineken Cup victories for the Irish provinces this weekend.
Prolific Ulster showed Benetton Treviso no quarter at Ravenhill, pulverising the Italians with a seven-try tour de force to seize a vital bonus point at the halfway stage of the Heineken Cup pool stages.