GALLERY: Connacht beaten as Wasps produce clinical second half display

They were beaten 32-17 in the Champions Cup this afternoon

BY Cian Roche 16:18 Sunday 11 December 2016, 16:18 11 Dec 2016

Image: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland 

Connacht were unable to make it a clean sweep for the Irish provinces in the Champions Cup this weekend, after they were beaten by English Premiership side Wasps.

Pat Lam's side scored two tries but came unstuck in the second half, allowing the home side to complete a bonus point victory.

Tries from Kieran Marmion and Rory Parata kept the Pro12 champions in the game but there was to be no answer to two late tries in the game, Josh Bassett securing the victory as he crossed in the final five minutes.

Jack Carty had a mixed day from the boot, making conversions from both tries but only slotting over one of the three penalties awarded to Connacht.

Connacht players in a huddle before the start of the game

Kurtley Beale celebrates after scoring the game's opening try

Joe Launchbury feeds the ball out of the ruck

Jack Carty kicks a penalty during the first half

Kieran Marmion dives over the line 

Rory Parata breaks free to score his side's second try

Joe Launchbury and John Muldoon contest the line-out

Josh Bassett celebrates scoring the final try of the game

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