Saturday sport: Ulster beaten at the death by La Rochelle, Connacht thrash Brive

Dan Mc Farland's men were leading as the clock turned red, but the defending champions won the game with the final play.
Saturday sport: Ulster beaten at the death by La Rochelle, Connacht thrash Brive

It is six defeats in seven games for Ulster after they went down at the death by 7-3 in the Heineken Champions Cup clash with La Rochelle tonight.

Dan Mc Farland's men were leading as the clock turned red, but the defending champions won the game with the final play.

Earlier Munster survived a second half fightback from Northampton and remain on course for the knockouts.

It finished 27-23 at Thomond Park.

Munster led 24 to 0 at half-time but lost Jack O' Donoghue to a red card after 22 minutes.


Earlier Leinster defeated Gloucester by 49-14 in the game at Kingsholm.

In the Challenge Cup, Connacht thrashed Brive 61-5, Alex Wooton with a hat-trick of tries at the Sportsground.

Soccer

Everton are only off the foot of the Premier League on goal difference following a 2-1 defeat at home to bottom side Southampton.

Fans staged a sit-in protest after the game, which board members were advised to stay away from.

Manager Frank Lampard knows results must improve if he's to stay in his role.

At the other end of the table, second-placed Manchester City let a lead slip in losing 2-1 at United in their derby before Liverpool's 3-nil defeat away to Brighton.

In the late game, Brentford beat Bournemouth by 2-0.

Celtic have beaten Kilmarnock 2-0 in their Scottish League Cup semi-finalat Hampden.

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