Edinburgh overpower Connacht

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RABODIRECT PRO12
Edinburgh 43Connacht 10
Edinburgh moved up to eighth in the PRO12 with a bonus point win over basement side Connacht.

Dougie Fife, man of the match Cornell Du Preez, Nick De Luca and Willem Nel touched down for the home side’s tries, while t Greig Laidlaw kicked the rest of the points.

Connacht only a Robbie Henshaw touchdown to show for their enterprise, while Dan Parks contributed the other points.

Edinburgh scorers: Tries: Fife, Du Preez, De Luca, Nel. Cons: Laidlaw 4. Pens: Laidlaw 5.

Connacht scorers: Tries: Henshaw. Cons: Parks. Drop Goals: Parks.

EDINBURGH: Tonks, Fife, De Luca, Atiga, Cuthbert, Leonard, Laidlaw, Dickinson, Lutui, Nel, Atkins, van der Westhuizen, Du Preez, Rennie, Denton.

Replacements: Beard for Atiga (68), Blaauw for Dickinson (65), Hilterbrand for Lutui (73), Cox for Atkins (51), Grant for Rennie (56).

CONNACHT: Henshaw, Carr, E. Griffin, McSharry, Healy, Parks, Marmion, Loughney, Henry, White, Kearney, Clarke, Muldowney, Heenan, McKeon.

Replacements: Ronaldson for Parks (57), F. Murphy for Marmion (65), Buckley for Loughney (49), Harris-Wright for Henry (49), Ah You for White (49), Swift for Kearney (69), Muldoon for Heenan (32).

Referee: L Hodges (Wales).


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