Round 16 of the Guinness PRO14 produced it’s usual feast of absorbing action on Saturday.
Reigning champions the Scarlets recovered from their defeat at the hands of Conference A rivals Leinster in Round 15 with a bonus-point victory over Ulster, Connacht edged out Benetton Rugby in Italy and Ospreys left it late to overcome the Toyota Cheetahs.
What they said:
Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac said: “We’re very, very pleased to get not only the win but the bonus point.
“I’m very pleased for the young guys that played. The back three was fairly inexperienced as a combination and I thought they handled the occasion really well.
“To see Ryan Conbeer come on and score a try like that on his Guinness PRO14 debut was pretty special – he’s got a big future in the game.”
Ospreys interim head coach Allen Clarke said: “Sam [Davies] was fantastic.
“He had to step in at eight but his energy, footballing ability and work in the contact area were all outstanding.
“He is desperate to make it as a 15-a-side player after doing wonderfully well in the Welsh sevens programme.”
Top of the tweets
Great feeling playing my first @PRO14Official game for @scarlets_rugby at home and to get the bonus point win against a good @UlsterRugby team boys put in a massive shift 💪 thanks to all the fans for the support #inthepack
— Pricey (@PhilPrice88) February 24, 2018
Mental 5 points from the @scarlets_rugby boys tonight. Thanks to the fans as always, great support 👍🔥
— Josh Macleod (@JoshMacleod1) February 24, 2018
— Will Boyde (@WillBoyde) February 24, 2018
A big 👏 to @SCrossy & @ifan_phillips who both scored their first ever #GuinnessPRO14 tries in the second half of tonight’s win over @CheetahsRugby – hopefully plenty more to come 👍#MyTeam pic.twitter.com/RxCS2MbhBH
— Ospreys (@ospreys) February 24, 2018
FULL-TIME Benetton 19 Connacht 22. Big win on the road for the boys. On to South Africa next for Saturday’s meeting with the Cheetahs. #BENvCON
— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) February 24, 2018
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