WATCH: Bundee Aki Helps Steer His Connacht Teammates To Victory Even After Being Subbed Off
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Bundee Aki picked up right where he left things off before the break last night with another cracking performance as Connacht opened their PRO14 account with a win over Glasgow Warriors.
A second-half brace of tries from the Ireland centre, coupled with a late Jack Carty penalty, steered Andy Friend’s side to an impressive 28-24 win over Glasgow at the Sportsground.
It was a real back and forth affair with both sides training scores throughout – but it was the men from the west who came out on top and capped off an excellent weekend for the Irish making it four wins from four for the provinces.
Aki was in fine form before the short break having worked hard on his physique during lockdown and looks set to pip Robbie Henshaw in midfield come the Six Nations at the end of the month with Garry Ringrose expected to partner him.
CONNACHT 25-17 Glasgow.
Alex Wooton kicks through for Bundee Aki to go over for his second try of the evening.
Jack Carty misses the conversion from the left touchline.
— eir Sport (@eirSport) October 3, 2020
Irelabd boss Andy Farrell will also take note of this clip of the 30-year-old showing his leadership skills from the sideline after being subbed off last night as he shouts instructions at his teammates and helps steer them over the line.
Exactly the kind of thing you want to see from one of your senior players. A class act.
— Joe Naughton (@JosephNaughton4) October 3, 2020