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Pro14: Connacht 15-17 Cardiff Blues

Pro14: Connacht v Cardiff BluesConnacht (3) 15Try: Leader, Delahunt Con: Leader Pens: RonaldsonCardiff Blues (7) 17Tries: Halaholo 2 Cons: Shingler, Evans Pen: ShinglerTwo Willis Halaholo tries helped Cardiff Blues earn their first win in the Pro14 as they stunned Connacht.Connacht misfired despite a first-half wind advantage in Galway as Halaholo’s 37th-minute score put Cardiff 7-3 up.Darragh Leader’s 60th-minute try edged Connacht 8-7 up but Steven Shingler’s penalty restored Cardiff’s lead.

Shane Delahunt’s try looked to won it for Connacht but Halaholo’s second try on 78 minutes levelled the scores before Jarrod Evans’ superb conversion.After struggling in the first half, Connacht summoned up a big effort against the wind in the second half but their failure to control the re-start after Delahunt’s 75th-minute try was punished as former Hurricanes Super Rugby title winner Halaholo finished off a big overlap.Evans was still left with an exceptionally difficult conversion to secure the victory but he judged the wind perfectly as the ball flew straight between the posts.More to follow.Connacht: Darragh Leader; Cian Kelleher, Bundee Aki, Craig Ronaldson, Rory Scholes; Andrew Deegan, Kieran Marmion; Denis Buckley, Dave Heffernan, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane, Quinn Roux, Eoghan Masterson, Jarrad Butler, John Muldoon (capt).Replacements: Shane Delahunt, Denis Coulson, Conor Carey, Gavin Thornbury, Eoin McKeon, Caolin Blade, Tom Farrell, Stacey Ili.Cardiff Blues: Rhun Williams; Alex Cuthbert, Rey Lee-Lo, Willis Halaholo, Tom James; Steve Shingler, Lloyd Williams (capt); Brad Thyer, Kristian Dacey, Taufa’ao Filise, Seb Davies, Damian Welch, Josh Turnbull, Josh Navidi, Nick Williams.Replacements: Ethan Lewis, Corey Domachowski, Keiron Assiratti, George Earle, Olly Robinson, Tomos Williams, Jarrod Evans, Matthew Morgan.Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)Assistant referees: Andrea Piardi (Italy), Nigel Correll (Italy)TMO: Stefano Roscini (Italy)
Source: Rugby Union bbc

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