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Connacht sing to Blues tune

Casey Laulala and Bradley Davies scored tries in a 26-12 victory as the Cardiff Blues overhauled Connacht to gain significant ground in the Magners League play-off race.

Connacht were good value for a 12-10 interval lead, their only real mistake seeing Laulala slither his way over for a try on the half-hour mark. Four crisply-struck penalties from Ian Keatley gave the hosts the edge, the last of which came in first half injury-time.

But the improving Blues enjoyed most of the territory in the second half and with Ray Ofisa and Gavin Duffy earning yellow cards, Connacht could not hold out. Dan Parks landed three penalties after the break and Wales lock Davies stormed over for the clinching try, six minutes from time.

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