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Guinness PRO14 Player Spotlight: Kieran Marmion

Charlie Peat
02 May 2018

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Ireland international Kieran Marmion was in sensational form as he helped Connacht finished the season with a victory over Leinster in the Guinness PRO14.

In John Muldoon’s final match for the Irish province after playing more than 300 matches for the club, Connacht were determined to give him a send-off to remember.

And 26-year-old Marmion was the driving force behind a 47-10 victory at the Sportsground, dotting down once in each half as six-try Connacht ran in comfortable winners.

After a good drive by Shane Delahunt, Marmion was on hand to pick up the pieces as he fended off two tackles before muscling his way under the posts for Connacht’s third of the afternoon.

Connacht continued to score at will but Marmion was on hand to round off his side’s best try of the afternoon as Jack Carty put a delightful chip over the Leinster defence and into the path of Tiernan O’Halloran, who set up Marmion with the simplest of tries.

Marmion also finished with 64 passes – the highest of the match – as well as 32 metres made and eight tackles in a sensational 62 minutes.

The hosts opened the scoring after going through 21 phases of play before the ball made it’s way to Niyi Adeolokun.

O’Halloran also got in on the act before Marmion’s double helped Connacht romp home to victory.

A crisp move gave Adeolokun his second of the afternoon after a sensational offload from Delahant.

The scoring was completed by Muldoon himself as he converted Caolin Balde’s try, much to the delight of the home crowd.

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