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Connacht maul to the top, Olding marks his comeback and all the Pro12 highlights you may have missed

Not to mention Big Rodney’s try and a thriller between Ospreys and Glasgow.

CONNACHT MOVED BACK level on points at the summit of the Pro12 and also on the league’s try-scoring table.

Rodney Ah You celebrates scoring a try Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The bonus point win over the table-topping Scarlets means Connacht have now scored more tries than any side in the top six, with only ninth-place Cardiff Blues matching the Westerners’ tally of 32.

Here’s how they went about it at the Sportsground on Saturday, and how the rest of the provinces fared with internationals away.

Connacht 30 Scarlets 17

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Treviso 13 Ulster 32

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Darren Cave’s try and Rory Scholes intercept are probably the highlights of Ulster’s grind in Italy (you can go ahead and skip the first 50 seconds of the highlights above), but man it was good to see Stuart Olding fit again and scoring too.

olding try

Zebre 12 Munster 16

There was no sign of the dolce vita in Munster’s trip to Italy either, though winning ugly can be sweet in its own way.

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Dragons 23 Leinster 13

Young captain Luke McGrath marked his first time getting the honour with a well-taken try, but that was as good as it got for the eastern province in a soggy Rodney Parade.

Source: PRO12 Rugby/YouTube

Ospreys 20 Glasgow 20

Connacht aside, this was the game of the weekend with two previous champions going head to head and coming our with points and four tries shared evenly.

Watch out for excellent tries from Ospreys’ Eli Walker and Dan Evans.

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Cardiff Blues 10 Edinburgh 3

It started well…

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In theory, the Pro12 is now going into a mid-term break while the Six Nations gets going, but there are still postponed fixtures to be played out in the coming weeks. Here’s how the table stands before the games in hand are played.

pro12 table

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