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Ospreys flying high after victory

The Ospreys soared to the top of the RaboDirect Pro 12 League after extending their unbeaten start to the season to five matches with a 26-21 victory over Connacht at the Liberty Stadium.

The home side were indebted to tries from Barry Davies and Hanno Dirksen as well as 16 points for outside-half Dan Biggar.

Connacht deserved their losing bonus point with number 10 Niall O'Connor securing it with the last kick of the game after skipper Gavin Duffy had gone over for two tries.

Edinburgh produced a sterling performance in earning a shock 29-14 victory over top-of-the-table Munster at Murrayfield.

Nineteen points from the boot of captain Greig Laidlaw combined with tries from Matt Scott and Steve Lawrie proved sufficient to see off a lacklustre visiting side, whose sole try came from replacement Danny Barnes, the rest of their points added by fly-half Ian Keatley.

New South African signing Tonderai Chavhanga helped the Newport Gwent Dragons to a 22-9 victory over Ulster in their clash at Rodney Parade.

It was a second victory of the season for the Dragons and, for Ulster, it was a blow to their progress as they finished without a losing bonus point to take over the Irish Sea.

The game was effectively over by half-time as a try from Tom Riley and 14 points from the boot of Jason Tovey gave the Dragons a 19-6 lead, and Ulster could do nothing after the break to prevent a second successive loss after defeat by the Ospreys last weekend.


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