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Narrow Margins in Celtic League Action

Narrow Margins in Celtic League Action

Ulster and Munster win while Leinster and Connacht go down in tight games

Paul Warwick of Connacht in action against The Dragons on Friday

Connacht lost out on a bonus point when The Dragons scored a late try on Friday to win by 27 – 19 on Friday. The Dragons pack exerted a lot of pressure and helped their side to a four try haul as they won in a scrappy game.

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Ulster and Ireland hero David Humphreys was yet again the star as he scored all the points in a 25 – 23 win over Glasgow at Ravenhill on Saturday afternoon. His penalty in the sixth minute of injury time was enough to give Ulster the spoils in a game where the lead changed hands several times.

Munster beat Edinburgh by a point in Murrayfield. The 18 – 17 win helped them to stay top of the Celtic League, though their advantage wasn’t stretched as Edinburgh stay in second. Tries from Halstead and Kelly and a conversion and two penalties from the boot of Ronan O’Gara were enough to see off a late surge by The Gunners.

Simon gets the bragging rights in the Easterby household after the Llanelli Scarlets beat brother Guy’s Leinster by 20 – 18 in Stradey Park. In a dramatic game Denis Hickie capped his comeback with a try in the 86th minute to give Leinster a shot at a share of the spoils but in form Leinster fly half Felipe Contepomi saw his touchline conversion hit the post. Contempomi again contributed the lions share of Leinster points with a try a conversion and two penalties. He was unlucky not to secure the draw at the death.