Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

Connacht edge battle of the boots

Greig Laidlaw booted over eight penalties, yet it proved to be in a losing cause

Connacht produced a 10-minute flourish to see off Edinburgh 32-24 in a RaboDirect PRO12 encounter that that featured only rare flashes of flowing rugby and was dominated by the boot.

The defeat was Edinburgh's first under the three-match tenure of interim coaches Stevie Scott and Duncan Hodge.

Greig Laidlaw banged over eight penalties for the hosts, while his one-time international colleague Dan Parks contributed four penalties and a drop goal, as well as the conversions of tries by Mick Kearney and Robbie Henshaw, and Gavin Duffy weighed in with one penalty.

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