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Guinness PRO14 Weekend Wrap – Wins for Ulster, Leinster, Munster, Blues and Warriors

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Ulster, Leinster, Munster, Blues and the Warriors got wins in the second round of the Guinness PRO14 on Saturday and Sunday.

Standings:

Conference A

PosTeamPWLDPts
1220010
222009
321105
421105
521104
620200

Conference B

PosTeamPWLDPts
122009
222008
321104
420201
520201

Ulster got their second win of the season when they beat Ospreys 24-12 on Saturday even though their captain Henderson was shown a late red card.

It came after he use the shoulder on the head of Dan Evans and may now miss some weeks of rugby which may include some of Ireland’s autumn campaign.

Ulster tries came from Jacob Stockdale and Marcell Coetzee with Cooney contributing 14 points.

The only points for Ospreys came from Myler’s boot slotting over four penalties.

Scorers:

Ospreys (6) 12
Pen: Myler 4
Ulster (10) 24
Tries: Stockdale, Coetzee, Cooney Cons: Cooney 3 Pens: Cooney

Leinster had to put in the hard yards but got the full bag of points when they beat Benetton to make it two from two.

It was James Ryan’s late try that made the scoreline a bit better.There was also tries from James Tracy and James Lowe.

For Benetton Sebastian Negri, Hame Faiva and Gianmarco Lucchesi got over the line.

Leinster got to an early lead of 13-6 with the try from Tracy. He forced his way over the line after a maul.

Benetton hot back with a try from Negri after sustained pressure from the home side. The champions eventually showed some continuity when Lowe broke through the defence to score Leinster second try.

Benetton showed some grid and it was Faiva that scored for them to reduced the lead to just two points.

Leinster then showed their championship qualities as they first got awarded a penalty try before Lucchesi got over for another Benetton try.

But it was then Ryan;s try that sealed the bonus point for Leinster.

Scorers:

Benetton: (13) 25
Tries: Negri, Faiva, Lucchessi Cons: Garbisi 2 Pens: Garbisi 2
Leinster: (20) 37
Tries: Tracy, Lowe, Conan, Ryan Cons: Byrne 3 Pens: Byrne 3

It was a late try from CJ Stander that helped Munster to get a win over Edinburgh on Saturday night.

Edinburgh led Munster 14-12 at the break thanks to tries by Bennett and Nel.

Munster got back into the lead with Healy’s penalty but Edinburgh came back with a two penalties by Van der Walt to make it 23-18.

The winning try came when Stander went over late in the match with Healy converting the try for the iwn.

That made it two wins from two games for Munster to start the season. For Edinburgh it is two losses from their first two outings.

Scorers:

Munster: (12) 25
Tries: Stander Cons: Healy Pens: Healy 6
Edinburgh: (14) 23
Tries: Bennett, Nel Cons: Van der Walt 2 Pens: Van der Walt 3

The Blues made it two out of two when they beat Connacht 29-7. That gave them a full house of points.

It was a tight first half with only Amos scoring a try.

In the second half Connacht had some hope of a comeback with and try form Conor Oliver, but Amos got over for his second try before the Blues was awarded a penalty try.

The Bonus point try came from Dacey to make it a good night again for Cardiff.

Scorers:

Cardiff Blues (10) 29
Tries: Amos 2, penalty try, Dacey Cons: Evans, Tovey Pens: Evans
Connacht (0) 7
Tries: Oliver Cons: Carty

Glasgow got the final win of the weekend in round 2 when they beat Scarlets on Sunday 20-7.

It was a slow start to the game but Hastings penalty and Kebble’s try put the Warriors ahead 10-0 at the break.

There was a red card for Lousi early in the second half with a try by Wilson that made it very difficult for Scarlets to come back.

Scorers:

Glasgow Warriors (10) 20
Tries: Kebble, Wilson Cons: Hastings 2 Pens: Hastings 2
Scarlets (0) 7
Tries: Lee Cons: Halfpenny
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