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Carty's cross-field kick for Connacht and the rest of the weekend's Pro12 action

The western province were flying the flag as Ireland’s only winners at the weekend.

IRELAND’S FOUR PROVINCES went out in the opening weekend of the new Guinness Pro12 and scored 10 tries, earned nine points but only one solitary win.

Aled Brew tackles Danie Poolman Danie Poolman takes a little punishment from the Dragons. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The victors were Connacht and the western province sit third after one round of games after an eventful encounter against the Dragons at the Sportsground.

Connacht 16 Dragons 11

Watch out for Jack Carty’s pin-point cross-field kick that resulted in that brilliant image of Danie Poolman flying towards the corner flag.

Source: PRO12 Rugby/YouTube

And here’s how the rest of the games panned out (you may have caught the highlights of that brilliant Ulster v Scarlets game last night).

Glasgow 22 Leinster 20

The Warriors’ short sharp passing skills brought them a sensational early score, but they failed to take a bonus point and almost let the champions steal a win.

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Munster 13 Edinburgh 14

CJ Stander’s double was as good as it got for Munster.

Source: PRO12 Rugby/YouTube

Ospreys 44 Treviso 13

Source: PRO12 Rugby/YouTube

Zebre 26 Cardiff 41

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