Began the sixth date of the United Rugby Championship, a tournament that brings together European and African teams. The only meeting on Friday was the comfortable victory of Connacht versus Ospreys by 46 to 18. The day continued on Saturday with the narrow triumph of Benetton upon Glasgow Warriors by 19 to 18 and from Edinburgh 30-14 against Dragons. Finally, the match between Leinster and Ulster closed the day at the RDS Arena in Dublin with a visiting victory.
It should be noted that the encounters between Stormers-Zebre, Sharks-Scarlets, Bulls-Munster and Lions-Cardiff were postponed by the epidemiological situation that weighs on the South African lands.
CONNACHT 46-18 OSPREYS (Friday)
The locals quickly shook the score with a Hansen try in the second minute. Although Ospreys responded with one to the minutes, it meant little to the cataract of tries that Connacht managed to support the rival ingoal during the first half and the complement, with Jack Carty being the figure with three conversions and a penalty.
BENETTON 19 – 18 GLASGOW WARRIORS (Saturday)
In a very even match, which until the last minute had the visiting team as the winner, the Italian team managed to turn it over at the end with a penalty converted by Leonardo Marin. Rhyno Smith opened the score for the locals, but Jack Dempsey quickly appeared to tie the game. One more try per side in the first stage of the match was all income to the teams’ rival. The complement was a string of converted penalties, but the locals were more and stretched the lead in the 82nd minute.
DRAGONS 14 – 30 EDINBURGH (Saturday)
With two tries by Ramiro Moyano and one by Emiliano Boffelli, who made his debut for the Scottish team, the visiting team was superior and managed to take a victory at home. Dragons managed to score only two tries in the match, while on the Edinburgh side, the four conquests were the protagonists of the afternoon and the arrival of Damien Hoyland’s ingoal rival ended up sealing the victory by 30 to 14.
LEINSTER 10 – 20 ULSTER (Saturday)
The Northern Ireland team prevailed throughout the game. The game itself was emotionless until 17 minutes into the first half, which supremately Ulster reached the try through forward Greg Jones. In the second half, the visitor continued to stretch the lead through John Cooney’s kick. The locals tried to get closer on the scoreboard, they managed to tie the game but Ulster quickly took the lead again with a penalty and then sentenced the game with a try by James Hume who managed to intercept a ball.