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Connacht slice through Lyon defence with dreamy first phase set play

BY Philip Bendon  ·  Saturday Jan 13, 2024

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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