GUINNESS PRO12: Connacht’s fairytale run continues as they defeat Glasgow in play-offs

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Connachts Tiernan OHalloran celebrates with Bundee Aki
Glasgow Warriors Connachts Tiernan OHalloran celebrates with Bundee Aki

CONNACHT 16 GLASGOW WARRIORS 11

Connacht’s dream season continued at the Sportsground where they dethroned reigning champions Glasgow Warriors 16-11 to reach their first GUINNESS PRO12 final.

In spite of having prop Rodney Ah You sin-binned with eight minutes left, Pat Lam’s men stood firm to set up an all-Irish decider with Leinster at BT Murrayfield next Saturday.

Winners over Glasgow here a fortnight ago, Connacht built a 10-3 half-time lead with AJ MacGinty and Duncan Weir swapping penalties before flying winger Niyi Adeolokun blazed through for a smashing 36th-minute solo try.

Leone Nakarawa’s unconverted effort made it a two-point game, but that was as close as the Scots came as two more MacGinty penalties, sandwiching a lone Weir kick, maintained Connacht’s push for a fairytale league title.