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Henshaw and Marmion combined for this glorious Connacht try against Munster

After going 13 – 0 down early on, this try ignited the Sportsground.

CONNACHT WENT INTO the second half of the New Year’s Day inter-pro trailing 16 – 7, but with hope of causing another upset in Galway.

The hope came thanks to moments of creative magic like their only score of the first half; a lovely chip over the top from Craig Ronaldson, collected by Robbie Henshaw running at the perfect angle before feeding Kieran Marmion.

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And immediately after the break Henshaw and Ronaldson helped Connacht right back into the game, the out-half diving over for a try to make it a two-point game.

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A third try from Aly Muldowney then turned impetus into a controlling lead in the game and Connacht held on for a rare win over their rivals to the south.

- Originally published 18.00

As it happens: Connacht vs Munster, Guinness Pro12

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