In Jordi Murphy‘s first game for Ulster, he packed down alongside another former Leinsterman, Nick Timoney as they took on Edinburgh. Both played the full game at Ravenhill, with Ulster scraping a 30-29 win in the last minute.
Fergus McFadden & Rhys Ruddock both scored tries & played the full 80 minutes in Leinster’s 23-21 defeat at the Scarlets. James Tracy & Andrew Porter both came off the bench for an exciting & tense final half hour.
Darren Sweetnam had a full match on the wing for Munster in their visit to Glasgow. Fineen Wycherley came on in the 24th minute & Duncan Williams returned from injury, coming off the bench on 35 minutes in their 25-10 loss.
Connacht ended Zebre’s five-match Pro14 winning streak, hammering the Italians 32-13 in Galway. Matt Healy played the full 80 minutes & Sean O’Brien was another Navy Blue Sports client who returned from injury at the weekend, packing down at 6 for 50 minutes. Craig Ronaldson came on for the final ten minutes.
Tom Daly captained Leinster A against Ulster A in the new Celtic Cup competition. Ross Molony & Caelan Doris also featured for Leinster A & Greg Jones was at number 8 for Ulster A. Joy Neville was in charge of the match as Leinster A won 43-28.
In the same competition, Darragh Leader started at fullback for Connacht A against Munster A, captained by Darren O’Shea. Bill Johnston was Munster A starting outhalf & kicked four penalties to help the southerners to a 24-16 win.
In the English Championship, Peter Lydon played 65 minutes of Ealing Trailfinders’ 31-36 away win against London Scottish & Mark Flanagan had 32 minutes on the pitch for Bedford Blues as they beat Jerry Sexton‘s Jersey Reds, 26-22.
Willie Ryan featured for Doncaster Knights in a surging second half performance that saw them beat Hartpury College 28-17.
Finally, Mags D’Arcy had a busy weekend covering the Liberty All-Ireland Camogie Finals for RTE, followed by Sunday Game.