In Pictures: Ulster and Connacht secure Pro 12 wins

Both provinces were away from home

BY Raf Diallo 14:54 Sunday 26 February 2017, 14:54 26 Feb 2017

Connacht's Tiernan O'Halloran tackled by Andrea Buondonno of Treviso ©INPHO/Alfio Guarise

Connacht and Ulster have both secured Pro 12 wins away from home against Italian opposition.

Connacht were up against Benetton Treviso and secured a 34-19 triumph, picking up a bonus point in the process.

Pat Lam's side scored four tries through Caolin Blade, Finlay Bealham, Craig Ronaldson and Tiernan O'Halloran at Stadio Comunale di Monigo.

Treviso's three tries were scored by Andrea Buondonno, Luca Sperandio and David Odiete.

Meanwhile, Ulster won 40-17 at Zebre to also secure a bonus point in their chase of the Top Four places.

The province scored six tries en route to victory. Chris Henry and Ruan Pienaar provided the platform with two tries early on.

Four more were added in the second half through Stuart Olding, Jacob Stockdale, Robbie Diack and David Busby. They remain fifth in the Pro 12 standings.

Leinster top the table, two points clear of second placed Munster.

 

Connacht's Bundee Aki ©INPHO/Alfio Guarise

 

Connacht's Nepia Fox-Matamua offloads to Finlay Bealham ©INPHO/Alfio Guarise

Connacht's Caolin Blade receives his man of the medal from Federico Sette of Diageo ©INPHO/Alfio Guarise

 

Connacht players pose for a photo after the game ©INPHO/Alfio Guarise

 

Ulster's Stuart Olding ©INPHO/Matteo Ciambelli

 

Ulster's Chris Henry with Guglielmo Palazzani of Zebre ©INPHO/Matteo Ciambelli

Ulster celebrate Chris Henry's try ©INPHO/Matteo Ciambelli

 

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