The top plays from Round 19 of the Guinness PRO14

Daniel Barnes
12 April 2018

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Round 19 of the Guinness PRO14 produced a dramatic weekend of action, with defending champions Scarlets deservedly defeating Glasgow Warriors and Ulster closing the gap on Edinburgh in Conference B.

The seven games played saw some terrific rugby played by several teams, with a number of eye-catching plays to entertain fans.

Michael Makase (Southern Kings v Munster)

The Southern Kings found Munster too strong for them last Saturday as they eventually went down to a 39-22 defeat in the first-ever Guinness PRO14 fixture at Outeniqua Park.

But they produced a superb move to have the final say in the match, with Michael Makase starting and finishing a length-of-the-field move.

After Makase initially received the ball in his own 22, it then flowed through several pairs of hands at great pace before Rudi van Rooyen fed a pass inside for the winger to score under the posts.

Dan Goggin (Munster v Southern Kings)

Munster had produced a superb move of their own earlier in the game, with outside centre Dan Goggin finishing off a stirring score to give them breathing space at George.

With the visitors leading 20-15 after 53 minutes, they won possession in their own 22 before unleashing winger Calvin Nash down the right.

He passed the ball inside to Rory Scannell, who almost instantaneously gave the sharpest of offloads to allow his midfield partner Goggin to sprint clear.

Max Deegan (Leinster v Zebre)

Leinster kept their hopes of earning a home semi-final in the Guinness PRO14 Final Series alive with a comfortable 41-6 victory over Zebre at the RDS Arena in Dublin.

One of their seven tries was an opportunistic effort from No.8 Max Deegan in the final play of the first half.

Recognising the ball was out of a Zebre ruck, Deegan caught the Italians napping by coming through the gate to claim it and waltz over the line before the visitors could figure out what had happened.

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