Wednesday 18 October 2017

Du Toit rounds off win

King's Hospital 22
Wesley 13

THREE breakaway tries proved decisive as King's Hospital beat Wesley in this Leinster Senior Cup first-round game at Terenure RFC.

KH opened the scoring on nine minutes, with centre Tom Quigley racing from inside his '22' for the touchdown.

Greg Hawe converted a Wesley penalty from half-way on 15 minutes, before Ben Heather scored the winners' second try following another counter-attack. However, Wesley hit back with a penalty from Hawe and a try from Stephen Young, which Hawe converted.

Wesley were camped on their opponents' line for much of the second half, but were undone by two sucker-punches delivered by Graham Reynolds and Brian du Toit for King's Hospital.

King's Hospital -- I Fitzpatrick; E Delaney, T Quigley, D Potterton, W Nolan (D Butler 55); D Murphy, H Hevey (A Moore 35); B du Toit, G Reynolds, J Hinde; C Foley, B Heather (B Heather 50) ; E Lawler, D Kinkade, C Brennan.

Wesley --J Quinlan; A Walsh, R Bracken, G Hawe, R Clarke; S Young, J Hastings; D Deasy, P Tierney, G White (A O'Sullivan 40); N Carmody, C Copeland; S Davis, H Bowers (H Fitzpatrick 40), J van der Flier.

Ref -- J Carvill (ARLB).

Irish Independent

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