On Saturday Leinster travelled to Italy to face Zebre in the Guinness Pro 14. Andrew Porter returned to the Leinster line up after being away on International duties. James Tracy, Caelan Doris and Ross Molony all started in the pack and Noel Reid entered the action in the final quarter to help Leinster to a 40-24 win, their fifth win on the trot.
Munster put 43 unanswered points past the Isuzu Southern Kings on Friday night with what can only be described as an attacking master class. Both Darren Sweetnam and Andrew Conway contributed to the score line with a try a piece. Fineen Wycherley also started in the number six jersey for Munster and was joined by both Darren O’Shea and Dan Goggin, who both made an impact from the bench.
Ulster travelled to Wales to face the Osprey.Jordi Murphy, Nick Timoney and Marty Moore all started in the pack for Ulster. All three of the Navy blue representatives were key in keeping the Ospreys attack out for eighty minutes. Ulster kept the Osprey score line to zero making their eight points enough to secure the victory. Ospreys 0 Ulster 8.
Connacht hosted the Cheetahs on Saturday night in the Sportsground. Darragh Leader and Tom Daly started in the back line for Connacht and both contributed to what was a fast-paced game. Connacht got the better of the Cheetahs on this occasion winning 25-17.
Jersey Reds travelled to face Yorkshire Carnegie on Sunday, Jerry Sexton as always captained the side and led the pack, in a great win away from home, the Reds winning 28-10. Mark Flanagan of the Bedford Blues lined up against London Scottish on Saturday afternoon. The Blues put five tries past London Scottish winning 35-17. Mark has been a consistent starter in Paul Larkin’s team providing the Blues with both good attacking intent and very solid defensive performances. Ealing Trailfinders got the better of Cornish Pirates on Saturday away from home. Peter Lydon has been very consistent with his place kicking over the last few weeks scoring another four on Saturday. Dave Johnston was called into action after only 25 minutes to help Ealing win 28-8.
Sarah Rowe lined up for Collingwood in the third round of the AFLW against Fremantle in what was an extremely physical game. Collingwood lost out on this occasion 51-18. Collingwood will look to get their first win of the 2019 season next week when they face GWS Giants at home.
Mags D’Arcy who is always looking to improve as a coach, took an opportunity to attend Arsenal Ladies training session and shadow Jose Montemurro and his squad prior to their FA Cup Match.