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Friday 31 July 2015

Connacht shock Blues in Wales

Published 22/02/2013 | 22:31

Willie Faloon scored a brace of tries against Cardiff
Willie Faloon scored a brace of tries against Cardiff

Connacht claimed their first-ever RaboDirect Pro 12 away victory over the Blues, with lively flanker Willie Faloon contributing two tries in a 26-22 win.

The only occasion Connacht had previously managed a win in the Welsh capital was in the pre-regional era, when current coach Eric Elwood kicked them to a 6-3 success over the Cardiff club side in 2001.

Danie Poolman also crossed for Connacht while Miah Nikora kicked eight points and Fetu Vainikolo booted a single penalty.

Tries from Harry Robinson and Robin Copeland and 12 points from the boot of Rhys Patchell were the response from Cardiff.

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