Player Ratings: Connacht v Wasps

We rate Pat Lam's side as they beat Wasps in Galway

Pat Lam's side displayed incredible courage and skill tonight to score a late try and beat Wasps in the Champions Cup.

Supporters poured onto the pitch this evening following their historic win to share the moment with the players.

We rate the performances in Saturday's display at the Sportsgrounds. 

Tiernan O’Halloran - 8

Yellow carded but really took one for the team while Connacht were under sever pressure from Wasps. Carried relentlessly throughout.

Niyi Adeolokun - 7

Mixed fortunes for the winger today. Was beaten badly for Wasps score in the second half but won a crucial turnover which ultimately led to the winning score. 

Rory Parata - 7

Overshadowed by his centre partner but made a few big hits in defence.

Bundee Aki - 9

Connacht's 'go-to' man all the time. Was a menace in attack and put in some huge hits. The heartbeat of this team thumped loudly today.

Connacht's Bundee Aki on the attack. Image: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Matt Healy - 8

Was a threat whenever he was on the field. Cheeky little half-break set Aki on his way in the first half.  

Jack Carty - 8

Struggled to control the game as Wasps were in his face all game long. Nerves of steel though to convert from the touchline and win the match when he had been kicking erratically.

Connacht's Jack Carty kicks the winning conversion. Image: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Kieran Marmion - 8

Developing into a fine scrum-half and kept the Wasp's defence guessing all evening long. Kept the tempo of the game going and defended like a terrier. 

Denis Buckley - 6

Was fairly anonymous around the park and struggled with Wasp's powerful scrum. 

Tom McCartney - 7

Connacht's line-out was the better of their two set pieces but McCartney struggled in the scrum. 

Finlay Bealham - 7

Industriuos around the park but was badly exposed at scrum time. 

Ultan Dillan - 8

Grew into the match as it wore on. Lifted his game when the team needed him most. Carried like a wrecking-ball as usual. 

Connacht's Ultan Dillane and John Muldoon with Thomas Young of Wasps. Image: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Quinn Roux - 7

Fairly anonymous throughout and knocked a ball on in the second-half when Connacht were starting to build up some steam.

Eoin McKeon - 6

Struggled to keep up with the pace of the match and was hauled off after 53 minutes. 

Nepia Fox-Matamua - 7

Industrious around the park and grew into the game as the match wore on.

John Muldoon (captain) - 8

Led his team as only he can. Kept the heads around him raised when it looked like Wasps were about to overwhelm the home team. It's not often a team loses the forward battle and wins the match but Muldoon was central to his team's win. A defensive rock. 

Connacht's John Muldoon is tackled by Thomas Young of Wasps. Image: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Bench - 8

The replacements played a huge part in this win especially Poolman and Dawai who scored the tries.