Connacht’s Paul Boyle scores hat-trick on captaincy debut


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PAUL Boyle crowned his first game as Connacht skipper with a superb hattrick in Galway as the hosts moved into second place in Conference B.
Head coach Andy Friend Friend opted to stick with the 23-year old to lead them despite club captain Jarrad Butler starting the match as a late replacement for injured Sean O’Brien – and Boyle rewarded him with an outstanding display.
“I thought he was brilliant for us but he has been superb for us for a few seasons now,” Friend said.
“He’s only a young man but he’s a real leader. He has a st...

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