Guinness PRO14 top tries of the week: Round Eight

Charlie Peat
07 November 2017

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There was no shortage of thrills and spills in Round Eight of the Guinness PRO14 as more than 40 tries were scored in seven matches.

And we’ve picked out the best from last week’s action including a try from a blistering scrum-half, a Connacht wing turning on the afterburners and another dot down for Nick Grigg.

Niyi Adeolokun (Connacht v Toyota Cheetahs)

The 27-year-old has been itching to make his first start of the season for Connacht and he could not have made a better impact against the Toyota Cheetahs.

A free-flowing move saw Tom McCartney find Adeolokun who was able to turn on his pace and beat two defenders with ease before going under the posts.

The Cheetahs simply had no match for the speed of Adeolokun and the Irish province will be delighted to see last season’s top try scorer return to the squad.

Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues v Zebre)

Cardiff Blues put in a five-star display as they turned on the style against Italian side Zebre in Round Eight.

And it was their first try that grabbed the headlines after just five minutes and it was Lloyd Williams who got the demolition underway.

Rampaging centre Willis Halaholo unleashed the 27-year-old on the left and the scrum-half raced away 70 metres to touch down.


Nathan Fowles (Edinburgh Rugby v Ospreys)

Edinburgh picked up four tries and maximum points during a comfortable victory at Myreside against Ospreys.

Jason Tovey may have stolen the show with his 23 points but it was Nathan Fowles who had the Scottish crowd on their feet moments into the second period.

After starting the attack in their own half, a superb Blair Kinghorn offload allowed Fowles to burst his way over the line.

Jack O’Donoghue (Munster v Dragons)

Another majestic team move helped Munster on their way to victory over Welsh outfit Dragons at Thomond Park.

No.8 Robin Copeland launched the attack as he broke upfield before offloading to Darren Sweetnam who found flanker Jack O’Donoghue and he stormed over for Munster’s third try of the evening.

The Red Army ran over a total of six tries to secure their fifth victory of the campaign in Conference A.

Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors v Leinster)

A brace from Nick Grigg helped Glasgow keep up their blistering start to the Guinness PRO14 as they edged past Leinster 31-21.

Grigg first went over after 14 minutes in a stunning first half performance but it was his second score nine minutes later that proved to be the moment of magic.

Scrambling backwards in defence, the ball went behind the Glasgow try line before settling in the hands of Nikola Matawalu in space.

Just five metres from his own posts, the wing wasted no time stretching his legs and left the Leinster defence scrambling before he unselfishly set up Grigg who did the honours.

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