European Challenge Cup: Newcastle Falcons 29-5 Connacht
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|Newcastle (5) 29|
|Tries: Watson 2, penalty try, Agulla, Willis Cons: Willis 2|
|Connacht (5) 5|
Newcastle ran in five tries to defeat Pool One leaders Connacht in the European Challenge Cup and avenge their loss earlier in the group stage.
The Falcons are now level on points with Brive and two behind Connacht with two games in the group remaining.
It had been level at the break before 24 unanswered second-half points.
Marcus Watson added to his first-half score and, along with a penalty try as well as efforts from Belisario Agulla and Craig Willis, victory was sealed.
Newcastle: Hammersley; A. Tait, Agulla, C. Harris, Watson; Willis, Takulua; Rogers, Lawson, Welsh, Botha, Robinson, Welch, Temm, Hogg.
Replacements: G. McGuigan, Vickers, Vea, Green, Mayhew, M. Young, Catterick, Socino.
Connacht: Poolman; Parata, Robb, Ronaldson, Adeolokun; O'Leary, Blade; O'Donnell, Harris-Wright, Ah You, Qualter, Browne, O'Brien, Masteron, Naoupu.
Replacements: Delahunt, Bealham, Meunargia, Muldowney, Heffernan, Porter, Carty.