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Rainbow Cup – Connacht and Edinburgh open Rainbow Cup with wins

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With the Guinness PRO14 rainbow Cup starting in the Northern Hemisphere on Friday we saw two close results on Friday.

Connacht got the better over Ulster with a 26-24 win and Edinburgh beat Zebre 24-18.

It was a last-gasp try form Peter Sullivan that gave Connacht a 26-24 win over Ulster in the first match of the Rainbow Cup on Friday.

Ulster look all set and done for the win a few minutes earlier when Shanahan got over for Ulster with his try but it was not to be for the home side.

The home side had a 10 point lead going into the second half but that was quickly erased with two tries by Blade.

It was a great way to start the Rainbow Cup and kept any supporter on the edge of their seat for this one.

At the end it was Sullivan late try that gave the visitors the win in the first round.

Scorers:

Ulster (12) 24
Tries: Stockdale, Herring, Burns, Shanahan Cons: Cooney, Lowry
Connacht (7) 26
Try: Boyle, Blade 2, Sullivan Cons: Carty, Daly 2

Edinburgh came back in the second half to take a good win over Zebre on Friday with a young side that took the field.

It was the perfect start for Edinburgh with Sau’s first try of the match but they went down 13-7 at the break with try from Lovotti and the boot of Canna for Zebre.

The home side came back in the second half with tries from Crosnie and Currie which gave them the control in the match.

The visitors did not leave empty handed with a late try from Meyer which gave them a bonus point at the end.

Scorers:

Edinburgh (7) 24
Try: Sau, Crosbie, Currie. Con: Chamberlain 3. Pen: Chamberlain.
Zebre (13) 18
Try: Lovotti, Meyer. Pens: Canna 2. Con: Canna.

Saturdays Matches:

Benetton v Glasgow

Ospreys v Cardiff

Leinster v Munster

Sunday Matches:

Dragons v Scarlets

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