Injury-hit Connacht take charge in Challenge Cup

Jack Carty was the man of the match as he out-kicked his counterpart with six penalties to one.

Injury-hit Connacht take charge in Challenge Cup

Connacht 25 Newcastle Falcons 10

Connacht are in charge of Pool 1 of the European Challenge Cup after a 25-10 win over Newcastle at the Sportsground.

Fly-half Jack Carty was the man of the match as he out-kicked his counterpart Craig Willis with six penalties to one.

Connacht led 12-3 just after half-time but Newcastle moved to within two points when Richard Mayhew was driven over from a line-out in the 56th minute and Willis kicked the conversion.

However, Carty struck two more penalties to put daylight between the teams again.

The game was then put to bed when Danie Poolman danced over to leave Connacht with three wins from three.

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