Ulster Rugby got back to winning ways with a 36-18 win over the Dragons, Marty Moore is showing his experience and form and produced a very solid 56” alongside Jordi Murphy who played the full game and is already showing his value to his new team. After impressive performances for Ulster A this season it was great to see Greg Jones come into the game for the last 10 minutes & get immediately involved.
Darren Sweetnam was a late replacement into the Munster starting team as Andrew Conway missed out through illness. Fineen Wycherley came on in the 77” minute as Munster were chasing the game against Glasgow. Munster had a dramatic 25-24 win with the last kick of the game.
Normal order resumed with Leinster beating Treviso 31-3. James Tracy’s industrious 51 minute performance earned him a try and came close to a second with the touchline just denying him. He was replaced by our newest client Bryan Byrne, who had a busy second half performance. Andrew Porter continues to clock up time and came on in the 51st minute and showed all his strength as he powered over for a try in the 58th minute. Rhys Ruddock & Ross Molony entered the game for the last quarter and added more impetus to the Leinster performance. Finally Noel Reid came on in the 65th minute to finish out the game strongly with a sweet cross kick for Leinster’s last try.
It was disappointment for Connacht & the influential Sean O’Brien. Having fought back from being 17-3 down to claw themselves back into contention and then lose by a last minute try.
Peter Lydon’s contribution of 3 penalties and a conversion wasn’t enough to help Ealing Trailfinders overcome Nottingham. Willie Ryan continues to produce dominant performances for Doncaster and was ever influential in their 36-20 win over London Scottish. Jerry Sexton’s leadership skills and experience continue to shine through in Jersey’s fifth straight win, this time over Richmond. Mark Flanagan continues to be a strength of the Bedford Blues second row. Tadgh McElroy came on in the second half. His accurate lineout throw and control of the maul resulted in him scoring the match winning try, enusring Bedford Blues 26-24 win over Hartpury.