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Connacht too strong for Dragons

Wing Fetu'u Vainikolo dashed over for a brace of tries as Connacht closed the gap on Italians Treviso with an excellent 27-19 away RaboDirect Pro12 victory over Newport Gwent Dragons.

Connacht have been the perennial poor relations to Ireland's big three provinces but they looked anything but that at Rodney Parade where a top first-half performance was the deciding factor of the match.

Vainikolo crossed in both halves, with stand-off Miah Nikora booting 17 points against a Toby Faletau try and kicks from outside half Lewis Robing and replacement Adam Hughes.


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