Connacht 20-10 Leinster: Connacht are Pro12 champions! - Ruck

Connacht 20-10 Leinster: Connacht are Pro12 champions!

Connacht completed their miraculous season by getting their hands on the PRO12 silverware after beating Leinster 20-10 on Saturday.

The Murrayfield victory saw Pat Lam’s men show no fear as they scored two first-half tries and one in the second period to see off Leinster.

Tiernan O’Halloran and Niyi Adeolokun were those to cross in the opening half before Matt Healy scored after the break, with Sean Cronin responding for Leinster with ten minutes remaining to set up a nervy finish for Connacht.

But 2015/16 was to have a fairytale ending for Connacht as they sealed a deserved triumph, lifting the PRO12 title to the delight of their fans.

Connacht didn’t just topple the old order, they practically ransacked Murrayfield, irreverently filleting Leinster with a brilliant brand of rugby befitting any final anywhere, anytime.

Leinster: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Dave Kearney, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Ben Te’o, 11 Luke Fitzgerald, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Eoin Reddan, 8 Jamie Heaslip (c), 7 Jordi Murphy, 6 Rhys Ruddock, 5 Mick Kearney, 4 Ross Molony, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Richard Strauss, 1 Jack McGrath
Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Peter Dooley, 18 Tadhg Furlong, 19 Hayden Triggs, 20 Jack Conan, 21 Luke McGrath, 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Zane Kirchner

Connacht: 15 Tiernan O’Halloran, 14 Niyi Adeolokun, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Matt Healy, 10 AJ MacGinty, 9 Kieran Marmion, 8 John Muldoon (c), 7 Jake Heenan, 6 Eoin McKeon, 5 Aly Muldowney, 4 Ultan Dillane, 3 Finlay Bealham, 2 Tom McCartney, 1 Ronan Loughney
Replacements: 16 Dave Heffernan, 17 JP Cooney, 18 Rodney Ah You, 19 Andrew Browne, 20 Sean O’Brien, 21 John Cooney, 22 Shane O’Leary, 23 Peter Robb

Date: Saturday, May 28
Venue: Murrayfield
Kick-off: 17:30 BST (16:30 GMT)
Referee: Nigel Owens
Assistant Referees: Ian Davies, Ben Whitehouse
TMO: Jon Mason