Ben Healy breaks Connacht hearts with late drop-goal in Edinburgh 2 weeks ago

Ben Healy breaks Connacht hearts with late drop-goal in Edinburgh

Connacht lost their 100% record in this year's URC after a 25-22 defeat away to Edinburgh.

Connacht, who have began their URC campaign with three wins from three, looked on course for a draw when JJ Hanrahan converted Cian Prendergast's 77th minute try to leave the scores at 22-22.


But Tipperary man Ben Healy found the time to step up to break Connacht hearts with the last kick of the game.

Healy, who signed for Edinburgh from Munster earlier this year, kicked ten points on the night including two conversions, a penalty as well as the late drop-goal.

Edinburgh now move up to seventh in the table, with Connacht dropping down to fourth. Pete Wilkins' Connacht trailed Edinburgh by 11 pionts at one stage in the game but tries from Joe Joyce and Tiernan O'Halloran kept them in the hunt.

JJ Hanrahan looked to have sealed the draw for them only for Healy to step up in the last play.



Since moving to Edinburgh, Healy has played every minute of their URC campaign this year kicking 46 points to date. The Cloughjordan native also featured for Scotland in the 2023 Rugby World Cup, having qualified through his mother Maria.


Healy had looked a huge prospect for Munster, having rose through their academy, but he decided to make the move having fallen behind Jack Crowley in the province's pecking order.


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