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Dublin: 22 °C Thursday 16 July, 2020

Ulster's brilliant late break, Connacht's epic night in Edinburgh and more Pro12 highlights

Connacht can sit back and admire the view from the top of the table for at least another 10 days.

THE PRO12 HAS reached its mid-term break again, so bar a Paddy’s weekend catch-up game for both Leinster and Munster, most of the competition will take a back seat until after the conclusion of the Six Nations.

In case you still can’t quite believe that Connacht are riding high at the league’s summit, or you just need a refresher on who’s placed where in the chasing back, here’s how the table looks after round 17.

pro12 table

Edinburgh 23 Connacht 28

Another week, another commendable Connacht win. The Westerners claimed their third straight away win on the trot and took a bonus point to boot… but both were hard won against an Edinburgh with plenty of attacking verve of their own.

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Ulster 32 Zebre 0

ulster break

Ulster struggled to carve open Zebre until they absolutely had to. Watch the full highlights below for some big-boshing reasons Nick Williams will be sorely missed, but stay for the bonus-point sealing try created by excellent hands and running lines of Darren Cave, Paddy Jackson, Stu Olding and Paul Marshall.

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Leinster 19 Ospreys 16

Leinster looked in danger of succumbing to Ireland’s bad habit of coughing up a half-time lead, but Leo Cullen’s Blues remained hot on Connacht’s heels.

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The eastern province are three points behind the west and travel to Glasgow for their game in hand on 18 March.

Munster 26 Dragons 5

Two for Killer and a try apiece for Scannell and Cronin gave Munster a very welcome bonus point to keep the play-off places within reach.

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Munster are four points off Ulster and play their game in hand away to Cardiff on Friday 18 March.

Glasgow 27 Cardiff 20

Mark Bennett should have breathed a big sigh of relief that his horrendous over-the-line spill didn’t cost the champions more than a bonus point. Still though…

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Scarlets 24 Treviso 15

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