It was a great night for Connacht with their 33-20 win over Scarlets. As always Matt Healy produced a fine performance in attack and defence. Sean O’Brien was to the fore with some robust carries and deft off-loads. Craig Ronaldson was introduced in the final few mintues to see out the game.
It was disappointing for Darragh Leader and Connacht Eagles as they lost out to Ospreys A at the death.
Garry Ringrose finished an impressive Leinster performance with a 78th minute try which left the scoreboard as 31-17 over Edinburgh. Fergus McFadden also crossed the white wash on the 15th minute and was lively throughout in an exciting back three. James Tracy got through an industrious 48 minutes of work.
Noel Reid was a key man in the Leinster A, 16-10 win over Scarlets A, kicking 3 penalties and a conversion. Calean Doris gave another big performance at number 8.
Andrew Conway scored a first half try but it wasn’t enough as Cardiff Blues blew Munster away in the second half to win 37-13. Darren Sweetnam & Duncan Williams were also involved for the entire game. There was little that Brian Scott & Darren O’Shea could do to salvage the game when they were introduced on 75 minutes.
Captain Fineen Wycherley scored a try and lead his Munster A team to a 34-17 win over Dragons A. John Poland also showed well in his 75 minutes of game time.
Ulster came away with 3 points from there 39 draw with the Cheetahs. Nick Timoney made an impact when he came off the bench on the 24th minute.
Joy Neville was in the middle for the Dragons v Zebre match and gave an accomplished performance in her second Guinness Pro 14 game.
Peter Lydon was to the fore in Ealing Trailfinders 38-22 win over Doncaster Knights. He scored a try on 35 minutes, kicked 5 conversions and 1 penalty. Willie Ryan worked hard for Doncaster Knights and scored a try on 66 mins but it wasn’t enough.
It was a disappointing end for Jersey Reds and the ever consistent Jerry Sexton who played the full game, in their close lose to London Scottish.
Dave Ryan was involved in Agens disappointing loss to Toulon.
Sinead Goldrick recovered from her All Ireland celebrations to guide her club Foxrock Cabinteely to another Senior County Final with a great comeback to beat Kilmacud Crokes in an entertaining game.