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Jonathan Wisniewski plays down heroics against Connacht

Published 10/04/2016

Jonathan Wisniewski kicked 23 points for Grenoble
Jonathan Wisniewski kicked 23 points for Grenoble

Jonathan Wisniewski played down his match-winning role in Grenoble's epic 33-32 Challenge Cup quarter-final win over Connacht that sent his side through to a clash with Harlequins in the last four.

The fly-half scored 23 of his side's points as he steered them back from the brink in both halves as they recovered from a 16 then a 13-point deficit.

He didn't miss a kick all night, winning the game in the end with a drop-goal.

"The drop is not important for me, it's important for the team. We were all heroic out there and that drop goal is a reward for all the hard work done by the guys," said Wisniewski.

"We have invested a lot in this competition and I'm glad we played a great game tonight. Lots of things were far from perfect, we cannot afford to concede as many as tries in first phase.

"But we're in semi-final and we are very happy. There was plenty of desire and character shown by the team and I'm sure this win can liberate us for the rest of the season."

The fightback gave home coach Bernard Jackman plenty to smile about against one of his former clubs. He had played in a quarter-final win by Connacht in Grenoble in his playing days with the Irish side.

"We'll be going to London without any pressure, but with a lot of heart and hope," added Wisniewski, who has lived up to his reputation as a goalkicker with an 89% return this season.

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