Navy Blue Sports clients were in full swing on Friday night when Leinster hosted Scarlets at the RDS. After an impressive 80 minute performance Ross Molony was awarded Man of The Match. Caelan Doris had yet another lively performance in number eight, carrying well. James Tracy helped lead the pack on Friday night for 60 minutes only to be replaced by anther Navy Blue Sports member Bryan Byrne who was brought on at the same time as Noel Reid to help Leinster see out a hard fought 22-17 victory over a strong Scarlets team.
Connacht travelled to Cardiff on Saturday afternoon to face the Cardiff Blues in poor weather conditions leading to a low scoring game. Both Matt Healy and Tom Daly played a full game helping Connacht stay in it until the very last minute.
Ulster fought back in the last minute to be awarded a penalty try to tie the game 17-17 against Benetton on Friday night. Nick Timoney had a great game leading the pack in ball carrying, as well as making a high number of tackles. Marty Moore worked hard at number three for 55 minutes before being replaced. Greg Jones started in number eight again for Ulster having a lively game as usual.
Munster travelled to face Dragons on Saturday in the wet conditions leading to another low scoring game. After a hard fought game Munster scored in the 63rdminute to win by just one point 8-7. A total of seven Navy Blue Sports Clients were in action for Munster on Saturday. Bill Johnston led the back line starting at number ten, in tough conditions he still had full control of the ball off the boot scoring a vital penalty early on in the game. Darren Sweetnam and Ronan O’Mahony started on the wing playing a full 80 minutes; they made use of the ball when they got it making ground towards the Dragons try line. Dan Goggin started as Munster’s outside centre having a lot to do in both defence and offence. In the pack Conor Oliver, Fineen Wycherley and Darren O’shea had to work extremely hard in a real game for the forwards.
Peter Lydon had a very impressive performance for the Ealing Trailfinders against Yorkshire Carnegie on Sunday. Peter assisted the first try of the game then went on to convert four tries and a penalty from 40 meters. Ealing went on to win the game comfortably 29-7. Jerry Sexton led his side Jersey Reds against London Irish on Sunday, although the Reds were beaten comfortably Jerry showed great heart in his performance and as always was a good leader on the pitch. Mark Flanagan captained his side in an extremely high scoring win over Coventry R.F.C. The Blues won by just on point 53-52 in what was a cracker of a game which saw a whopping 15 tries scored.
Away from rugby, Mags Darcy was in action in an All Ireland camogie final. She helped St Martins book there place in an All Ireland final against Slaughtneil. St Martins beat Inniscarra 0-11 to 0-05. Mags put in a fine performance in goal for St Martins and is a vital cog in the success of this young team.