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The Irish provinces scored some stunning tries in the Pro12 this weekend

Munster and Connacht continued their impressive starts.

TWO WINS, TWO defeats.

It was a mixed weekend for the Irish provinces in the Pro12 this weekend.

Munster maintained their 100% record in the league this season with a shoot-out 35-27 win against the Cardiff Blues in Cork on Saturday.

They ran in five tries to pick up their first try-scoring bonus point of the campaign and move top of the table.

After Cardiff dominated the opening half and led for much of the game, a powerful late finish saw Munster home, with this try from Andrew Conway the pick of the bunch.

It was all created by a fantastic offload from Francis Saili in the build-up.

Conway try

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Connacht, meanwhile also maintained their near-perfect start with another bonus point win against Zebre.

Pat Lam’s side have been incredible value for the punters so far this year, with a whopping 131 points scored in just four games.

The pick of their five scores against the Italians was this try from Kieran Marmion, with some clever footballing skills from Matt Healy sending the scrum-half through.

marmion try

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Source: PRO12 Rugby/YouTube

Leinster were stung by some DTH van der Merwe magic on Friday night, as they fell to defeat in Llanelli.

The Canadian winger starred at the World Cup, and he ran in two tries on his Scarlets debut to give them a 25-14 win against Leo Cullen’s side.

However, Leinster’s Isa Nacewa did get over for a great team try.

nacewa try

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And Ulster suffered their second defeat of the new season in a 16-10 loss in Edinburgh.

Alongside Munster and the Scarlets, the Scottish side made it four wins from four during the World Cup, coming out on top following a tense 80 minutes in Murrayfield.

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