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Action from the Round-of-16 first leg games in the Champions Cup.
Connacht’s Andy Friend feels the officials were right in not red carding Leinster’s Jamison Gibson-Park for an illegal hit on Kieron Marmion.
Leinster will take a five-point advantage back to Dublin after they beat Connacht 26-21 in their Champions Cup Round of 16 first leg on Friday.
Teams and predictions for this weekend’s Champions Cup last-16 ties.
The short side delves into this weekend’s Champions Cup action.
The Champions Cup’s Round of 16 action kicks off on Friday at the Sportsground in Galway where Connacht will host Leinster in a derby.
Leinster coach Stuart Lancaster says he has great respect for Connacht ahead of their Champions Cup encounters over the next two weeks.
Leinster beat Munster 34-19 in the United Rugby Championship, while there were also wins for Bulls, Stormers, Lions, Connacht and Scarlets.
All the teams and our predictions for the weekend’s URC fixtures.