Leinster and Connacht both picked up wins this evening in the PRO14 on a positive evening for the Irish provinces.
Leinster remain well clear at the top of Conference A after their 23-10 win away to Glasgow this evening.
Leo Cullen's side earned a thirteen-point win in cold conditions, with Cian Kelleher crossing over for two first-half tries.
Glasgow had taken the lead early on after Ruaridh Jackson scored a fifth-minute try, but Leinster remained composed to lead 17-10 at half-time.
Ross Byrne kicked a total of 13 points for Leinster in freezing conditions at Scotstoun.
They now lead Conference A by eight points from Ulster ahead of a break in action for the Heineken Champions Cup.
Job done! 🟢👊
A bonus point win that lifts us up to 2nd in Conference B of the #GuinnessPRO14.
It’s now all eyes on Gloucester and two *huge* games in the @ChampionsCup.
Be there for our home game on December 14th!
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— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) November 30, 2019
After the weekend's games, the Irish provinces now occupy the top two spots in either Conference.
In Conference B earlier, Connacht were 24-12 winners over the Southern Kings at the Sportsground.
In a week when he signed a new contract, Bundee Aki opened the scoring for the home side with a try in the opening quarter.
The Southern Kings, however, started well and a try from Erich Cornje brought the visitors back on level terms at seven points apiece.
The westerners, though, added another two tries before half-time through Finlay Bealham and John Porch to lead 19-12 at the break.
In the second half, Australian Porch went over for another Connacht try and the South African visitors failed to score as Connacht ended as 12-point winners.
The game also featured another promising performance from Conor Fitzgerald, who started at out-half for Connacht.
Andy Friend's charges are now just one point off Munster at the top of the Conference B table, as their attention turns to two crucial games against Gloucester in the Heineken Champions Cup over the next two weekends.
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