PRO14 round-up: Scarlets hold off Connacht, Gavin Coombes helps Munster to victory | Rugby Union News

first_img Connacht try-scorer Ultan Dillane takes on the Scarlets defence All of the action from the weekend’s two PRO14 matches which saw Scarlets defeat Connacht and Munster victorious against Ospreys. There are three more matches on Monday evening. Last Updated: 15/11/20 5:09pm Munster celebrate one of Gavin Coombes’ tries in their win over Ospreys – Advertisement – The hosts lost their way late on though and the Welsh side rallied with Lake’s score and a penalty try from a scrum following Jack O’Donoghue being sent to the sin-bin. Dane Blacker’s 43rd-minute breakaway effort, converted by Dan Jones who kicked a penalty earlier in the game as well, proved enough to secure Scarlets the win which moved them up to second in Conference B.Blacker’s converted score had put the Welsh side into a 13-point lead, but Connacht mounted a fightback and replacement Kieran Marmion knocked on close to the line.All-action flanker Paul Boyle sparked some of their best play and lock Ultan Dillane drove over from close range on the hour mark, followed by Jack Carty converting. Connacht had enough pressure to force a third try late on, but replacement Denis Buckley knocked on close to the line under pressure from Uzair Cassiem as Scarlets hung on for their first victory in Galway since April 2017.Munster 38-22 OspreysHat-trick hero Gavin Coombes was in unstoppable form as Munster recorded a win over Ospreys at Thomond Park on Sunday.The Skibbereen youngster starred as Johann van Graan’s men collected a bonus point to go eight points clear at the top of Conference B.Munster built a 24-10 half-time lead with converted tries from No. 8 Coombes, Mike Haley and Kevin O’Byrne cancelling out an early Luke Morgan effort.After grabbing a second try during Morgan’s sin-bin period, Coombes completed his hat-trick in the 53rd minute. It was five tries to three in the end, with Ospreys forcing a late penalty try to add to Dewi Lake’s maul score.Ospreys bounced back from Bradley Davies’ departure with a shoulder injury to take the lead through Morgan’s try which was converted by Stephen Myler, but from that point on Munster were in control.center_img – Advertisement – We round up the weekend’s PRO14 action as Scarlets won in Galway for the first time in three years and Gavin Coombes starred for Munster in their victory at home to Ospreys…Connacht 14-20 ScarletsRyan Conbeer made it three tries in two games as Scarlets’ swashbuckling attack earned them a win over Connacht in heavy wind and rain at the Sportsground on Saturday.The former Wales U20 international ran in two tries in the first half as the Llanelli-based outfit led 13-7 at the interval, with Abraham Papali’i having responded for the hosts with a converted try.- Advertisement – Gavin Coombes was the hat-trick hero for Munster Gavin Coombes was the hat-trick hero for Munster

All Set for Funke Oshonaike U-21 T’tennis Tourney at LCC

first_imgSpeaking on the tournament, the six-time Olympian called on all Nigerians to come out in their numbers to watch future of table tennis in the country.“I always have that conviction that we have raw talents in the country and all we need is just to harness them.“Starting from Thursday, we are going to witness best of table tennis in the country and it is going to be another opportunity for the kids to show the stuff they are made of.“This is my own way of giving back to the country that made me and also an opportunity to produce another star that will take over from people like (Segun) Toriola and myself,” Oshonaike said yesterday.The competition will start at 2pm today at the Table Tennis section of the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja, Lagos.Apart from cash prize, there will be presentation of trophy and other table tennis equipment to the participant of the three-day tournament.The grand finale will be on Saturday, April 28, the birthday of the ping-ponger.The Chairman of the table tennis section of the Lagos Country Club, Charles Oshuntuyi, said they were very happy to be part of the project, stressing that the competition aligned with the vision of the club to help develop budding talents in the country.Oshuntuyi added that he looks forward to an exciting time with the kids coming together for the competition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ugo AliogoAll is set for the second edition of the Funke Oshonaike Foundation U-21 competition as over 40 players are ready to compete for various prize money.The competition which was put up by the Lagos Country Club in celebration of the legend’s 44th birthday will see both male and female players fighting for honour.last_img read more