Tuesday 11 December 2018

Connacht through to quarter-final of Challenge Cup following second-half fightback

Worcester Warriors 24 Connacht 24

Tiernan OHalloran of Connacht on his way to scoring his side's third try
Tiernan OHalloran of Connacht on his way to scoring his side's third try

A second-half fightback helped Connacht preserve their unbeaten run in Pool Five and qualify for the last eight after a 24-24 draw at Worcester.

The Irish province did lose their 100 per cent record but they still hold a six-point advantage over the Warriors.

Tires from Perry Humphreys and Sam Lewis and a conversion from Chris Pennell saw Worcester race into a 12-0 lead just four minutes into the game.

Connacht responded with tries from John Muldoon and Niyi Adeolokun but further scores from Humphreys and Josh Adams sent the Warriors into the break 24-14 up.

But Connacht secured a share of the spoils with a second-half try from Tiernan O'Halloran and a penalty and conversion from Craig Ronaldson.

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