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

Football: Four-Star recruit Stevenson denied admission to UW, granted release

first_imgWisconsin football recruit Jordan Stevenson was denied admission to the university Thursday and will be granted his release Friday morning, according to a report from 247sports.com.Head coach Paul Chryst and running backs coach John Settle informed the four-star running back earlier Thursday he didn’t get into the school, the report said.Stevenson’s release will become official Friday morning, and he can sign with any school he desires.https://twitter.com/Jordanstevie2/status/624393707198877696?lang=enStevenson, a Dallas, Texas native and South Oak Cliff product, received Scout.com’s No. 84 overall ranking in the country in the 2015 class, and would have been Wisconsin’s highest-rated recruit this season.The Badgers still have Bradrick Shaw, a three-star running back out of Hoover, Alabama, and he will now be the lone incoming running back in this class.Get to know the Wisconsin football recruiting class of 2015QUARTERBACKS (2) Austin Kafentzis ★ ★ ★ City: Sandy, UT H.S.: Jordan Ranked as the No. 1 quarterback in Utah Read…The Badgers still have depth at running back, with Corey Clement taking over the starting role and Dare Ogunbowale, Taiwan Deal and Serge Trezy also listed on the depth chart.Stevenson won’t be the only original Class of 2015 member missing at Wisconsin. The Badgers also lost three-star quarterback recruit Austin Kaftenzis, who transferred to Nevada, after it became clear during spring practices that fellow incoming freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook would outrank him on the depth chart.Admissions standards at Wisconsin are among the toughest in the nation for incoming student-athletes, and the requirements have received a lot of attention over the last few months.The standards are  the main reason why former football head coach Gary Andersen bolted Madison for Oregon State this past December.The UW football program places emphasis on academics. Two months ago, the team received the highest Academic Progress Rate in the country, beating schools like Stanford, Duke and Michigan.Final Grades: Might not be best on field, but Wisconsin football No. 1 in classroomThe University of Wisconsin football team may not be No. 1 in the rankings, but it is in the classroom. Read…Wisconsin opens up its season against SEC powerhouse Alabama Sept. 5.last_img read more