Cheetahs Lost The Game In The 85th Minute Against Connacht

Thomas Farrell scored two tries in the last ten minutes of the game to end the Toyota Cheetahs' unbeaten streak in the 2019/2020 Pro14 season. The match-winning try scored in the 85th minutes of the game.

Connacht lead 14-05 at halftime but two tries by the Toyotas Cheetahs gave them a 14-22 lead with ten minutes to go. However, Swanepoel’s red card for a headbutt transformed the game and replacement Farrell immediately powered over from just a metre out to reduce the gap.

Although the Cheetahs dug deep and resisted for as long as they could, Connacht gained field position on the five-metre line, drew defenders to the breakdown and then moved right for Farrell to dot down the second time in ten minutes for the match-winning try, the conversion by Conor Fitzgerald being the margin of the victory (24-22).

The win saw Connacht move to the top of Conference B while the Cheetahs surrendered their number one position to Leinster in Conference A.

Scorers:
Connacht: Tries: Niyi Adeolokun, Kieran Marmion, Thomas Farrell (2). Conversions: Conor Fitzgerald (2)
Cheetahs: Tries: Joseph Dweba, Rhyno Smith, Clayton Blommetjies. Conversions: Ruan Pienaar (2). Penalty: Ruan Pienaar.