Munster had a second half fightback to get a bonus point win over Zebre. Darren Sweetnam clinched yet another try. Fineen Wycherley showed his versatility as he was back in the second row where he was partnered by Darren O’Shea for 53 mins. Duncan Williams came on in the 73rdminute to finish out the game.
Leinster went down 28-11 to Edinburgh in just there 3rdloss of the season. Fergus McFadden played a full 80 showing how well he has bounced back from injury. Unfortunately Noel Reid had to leave the game after just 11 minutes with and injury. Rhys Ruddock had an industrious 73mins on the pitch. Bryan Byrne and Andrew Porter were brought on in the 41stand 51stminute respectively to try and wrestle back the game for Leinster.
Matt Healy provided Connacht with a brace of tries in their 29-14 win over Benetton. Darragh Leader showed he is comfortable anywhere in the back three as he was back on the wing.
Ulster were comprehensive winners over the Isuzu Southern Kings. Marty Moore unfortunately was replaced on the 29thminute through injury after a good start to the game. Nick Timoney got through a mountain of work as he played for the full 80.
Ealing annihilated Coventry 61-20 and sit second in Championship table. Dave Johnston was to the fore in much of what Ealing did and he scored a try on the 43rdminute.
Jerry Sexton on his 50thcompetitive appearance for Jersey, intercepted a midfield pass and galloped 40m to score Jersey’s only try of the game. It was a disappointing 10-7 loss for Jersey but they are sitting third in the table as we draw close to the business end of the season.
Bedford Blues had a 32-14 over Cornish Pirates. Mark Flanagan as always plays a talismanic role in the second row.
Sarah Rowe just off the plane from Australia, found herself on the bench for Mayo Ladies GAA. She came on as a sub after 40 minutes but there little she could do as Cork proved far too strong on the day.
Darragh Maloney and Richie Sadlier were in studio for RTE’s coverage of Irelands European qualifier against Gibraltar