From the lineout the visitors illegally took down a rolling maul that seemed destined for the line so referee Elgan Williams had no option but to award a penalty try
The Saracens star avoided giving away a penalty try
for a no-arms tackle on Wallabies lock Izack Rodda, just weeks afteranother contentious no-arms hit from Farrell went unpunished against South Africa.
BRIDGEND.......................26 BRIDGEND head coach Matt Silva was delighted after his side snatched victory against Swansea with a last-gasp penalty try
BRIDGEND.......................26 SWANSEA........................23 BRIDGEND head coach Matt Silva was delighted after his side snatched victory against Swansea with a last-gasp penalty try
Cov generally had the better of the opening quarter, but it took them 18 minutes to make the breakthrough, referee Callum Sharp losing patience and awarding a penalty try
after a succession of scrum offences.
But the home pack were causing plenty of problems, and when Goss collapsed a driving maul he was sent to the sinbin, and the resulting penalty try
brought hosts back on terms.
Back in Dublin they secured all five points with two tries from Cronin, one each for Jack McGrath and Isa Nacewa and a penalty try
Wales had moved 28-27 ahead with a penalty try
15 minutes from the end.
Dave McSharry, Darragh Leader and a penalty try
kept Connacht in touch but Gregor Townsend's men were too powerful for the Westerners.
That meant no Micky Ward, Ben Morris, Zach Kibirige, Andy Davies or Tom Penny, but the XV on the field made a promising start when set-piece pressure in the 22, delivered a string of penalties and eventually a penalty try
But the first try came from a more direct route as the Saxons front row of Matt Mullan, David Paice and Stevens simply destroyed their opponents from a five-metre scrum, and referee Romain Poite did not hesitate to award a penalty try
converted by Clegg.
Wigton were awarded a penalty try
in the 25th minute before LSH led at half-time by eight points with a try by Mark Williams after a good break from Simon Worsley.