GUINNESS PRO12: Connacht hold second place after win over Edinburgh

Keep up to date with the Guinness PRO12 with the News Letter
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CONNACHT 14 EDINBURGH 9

Connacht closed out a tense 14-9 victory over Edinburgh at the Sportsground to stay second in the Guinness PRO12 table.

A brilliantly-worked try from Connacht’s player of the month Tiernan O’Halloran had the hosts 8-6 ahead at the break, with Sam Hidalgo-Clyne and teenage full-back Blair Kinghorn kicking a penalty apiece for Edinburgh.

Jack Carty landed two second half penalties, sandwiching a 55th minute effort from Hidalgo-Clyne, and those kicks proved vital as Pat Lam’s men, with five wins from six games, remain hot on the heels of the table-topping Scarlets.