Connacht 25-10 Newcastle

Connacht are in charge of Pool 1 in the European Rugby Challenge Cup after a 25-10 win over Newcastle at the Sportsground.

Fly-half Jack Carty was the man of the match as he outkicked his counterpart Craig Willis with six penalties to one.

Connacht led 12-3 just after half-time but Newcastle moved to within two points when Richard Mayhew was driven over from a line-out in the 56th minute and Willis kicked the conversion.

However, Carty struck two more penalties to put daylight between the teams again before Danie Poolman danced over to leave Connacht with three wins from three.