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Saturday Jan 13, 2024

Connacht slice through Lyon defence with dreamy first phase set play

Irish provincial side Connacht travelled to France to take on Top 14 outfit Lyon in search of a first Investec Champions Cup victory of the season.

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Facing a giant pack and a set of explosive backs, the task facing Connacht will not be easy, but they have made a perfect start.

Claiming a line-out on their own 10m line, the Connacht attack sprung into action with a scintilating midfield attack.

Carrying hard to line, inside centre Tom Daly popped a split-second perfect offload to an on-running number eight Sean Jansen.

The big backrow did the rest as he sprinted 60 meters to leave the Lyon defence in his wake and get the visitors off to a dream start.

Conducting the Connacht attack is Mark Sexton, the younger brother of former Ireland captain Johnny so it is little surprise to see the men from Galway employing a tight loop style offloading game!

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