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Highlights | Tigers fight back to win in Galway

Watch the Match Highlights from the Heineken Champions Cup fixture between Connacht Rugby and Leicester Tigers at The Sportsground in Galway.

Tigers staged a late fightback to snatch a 29-28 victory and the bonus point against Connacht.

The victory, achieved with two tries in the last eight minutes including one in the closing seconds from replacement Hosea Saumaki, secured progress to the Round of 16 with 14 points from the opening three games in Europe’s premier cup competition.

It also meant three wins in a row in the competition for the first time since 2015/16 on the club’s first visit to The Sportsground in Galway since a pre-season fixture in 2005.

Tigers won the first meeting of the teams 29-23 at Christmas and the rematch was just as much of a rollercoaster as they raced into a 10-point lead in the opening 10 minutes but then conceded 28 unanswered points before finally wrestling back control in the late stages.

Jasper Wiese returned to the Tigers forward pack following a two-match ban and Fiji international Kini Murimurivalu was given a start on the wing – where he scored two crucial tries – after providing cover in the back row in recent weeks. Academy graduate Tom Manz was included as second-row cover on the bench for the first time.