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  • Muldoon (2), Carr, McKeown, Marmion,
    Penalty goals: Parks,
    Conversions: Parks (4), Nikora,
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  • Penalty goals: Berquist (2),

RaboDirect PRO12: Connacht claim 38-6 bonus-point victory over Treviso

Last updated: 1st March 2014  

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Irish PRO12 strugglers Connacht hammered Treviso 38-6 to claim a comprehensive bonus-point victory in Galway on Saturday.

Coming into the match these teams were 10th and 11th respectively in the league, but an easy win for the hosts was never in doubt after Fionn Carr went over in the fifth minute. The winger opened the scoring out wide and his try was converted impressively by Dan Parks from the touchline.

Treviso got themselves on the scoreboard with a penalty from Matt Berquist but flanker John Muldoon soon answered back for the hosts. It was a well worked maul from Connacht that allowed the former Ireland international the chance to score and Parks slotted over an easier conversion.

Parks and Berquist exchanged penalties before Connacht added a third try six minutes before the break. Scrum-half Kieran Marmion dummied his way over to celebrate his 50th provincial appearance for the Irish outfit - Parks again converted to leave his side 24-6 ahead at the interval.

The conditions worsened in Galway as the match went on and that showed in the second half with just a further fourteen points being added, all for the hosts.

The first of those came courtesy of Muldoon as he scored his second of the evening. He was again able to capitalise after good work from the rest of his pack as Connacht secured the bonus point with 18 minutes to spare.

Number eight Eoin McKeown soon followed his back row partner over the line from a scrum and Parks' conversion added the final points of the match.

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Guinness PRO12 Table - September 28 2014
Pos Team P Pts
11 Zebre 4 4
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Friday 3rd October
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19:35Ulster vs Edinburgh
19:35Zebre vs Ospreys
19:35Connacht vs Cardiff Blues
Saturday 4th October
18:30Leinster vs Munster
Sunday 5th October
14:00Benetton Treviso vs Glasgow
16:00Scarlets vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Friday 10th October
19:00Benetton Treviso vs Connacht
19:35Munster vs Scarlets
Saturday 11th October
14:40Edinburgh vs Newport Gwent D'gons
15:00Zebre vs Leinster
17:05Ulster vs Glasgow
Sunday 12th October
16:00Ospreys vs Cardiff Blues
Friday 31st October
19:35Ospreys vs Connacht
19:35Glasgow vs Benetton Treviso
19:35Leinster vs Edinburgh
Saturday 1st November
TBCScarlets vs Zebre
TBCUlster vs Newport Gwent D'gons
17:15Cardiff Blues vs Munster
Friday 21st November
19:35Ulster vs Ospreys
19:35Connacht vs Zebre
19:35Scarlets vs Glasgow
Saturday 22nd November
TBCNewport Gwent D'gons vs Munster
Sunday 23rd November
15:30Benetton Treviso vs Leinster
16:00Edinburgh vs Cardiff Blues
Friday 28th November
19:35Cardiff Blues vs Benetton Treviso

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