Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

Nacewa boots Leinster to win

Isa Nacewa

Isa Nacewa's 100% place-kicking return was the difference between the sides as Leinster squeezed past their provincial rivals Connacht 15-13 in the RaboDirect PRO12.

Although Connacht had the better of a slow-burning first half, Leinster nudged ahead 9-3 at the break, with man-of-the-match Nacewa slotting three of his five penalties.

Connacht took advantage of sin-binnings for Isaac Boss and Leo Cullen as they created tries for Tiernan O'Halloran and South African Ethienne Reynecke. But Matthew Jarvis and replacement Miah Nikora missed both conversions, with the latter also watching his last-gasp drop-goal fall under the crossbar in a dramatic finish.

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