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

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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.