Wing Andrew Conway put in a great performance for Munster Rugby as they beat Ospreys 22-3 to book a place in the Guinness PRO12 final. Andrew was involved in the build up to his side’s second try before going over for a try of his own after a good decision by replacement scrumhalf Duncan Williams to go to the blindside of an attacking scrum. John Ryan started at tighthead prop for Munster and was part of a dominant front row while he also racked up a good tackle count. Munster face Scarlets in the final in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Leinster Rugby were beaten 15-27 by Scarlets at the RDS. Outside centre Garry Ringrose grabbed his side’s first try with a good finish from just inside the 22. Left wing Isa Nacewa, Leinster’s captain, added the extras from Garry’s try as well as kicking one further penalty. James Tracy started at hooker and put in a very good performance, playing almost the full game. Ross Molony played the full 80 in the second row. Blindside flanker Rhys Ruddock made some big carries before being replaced in the second half.
Craig Ronaldson started at inside centre for Connacht who lost out a close Champions Cup playoff away to Northampton Saints. Craig was prominent throughout and set up his side’s first try with a neat grubber kick before adding a further five points with the boot himself. Sean O’Brien put in another strong performance over the full 80 at blindside flanker. Matt Healy played his first game for Connacht since February after coming on as a replacement with just three minutes gone. Matt put in a very strong performance on the left wing.
Marty Moore made his return from concussion by being named on the bench for Wasps Aviva Premiership semi-final against Leicester Tigers. Marty came on in the second half and Wasps won the game 21-20 meaning they play Exeter Chiefs in the Premiership final on Saturday in Twickenham.
Prop Dave Ryan was a replacement as Agen beat Montauban 41-20 to secure promotion to the Top 14 for the 2017/18 season. After finishing second in the league standings, Agen beat Biarritz 26-14 in the semi-final before overcoming Montauban comfortably in the final.