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Friday 23 June 2017

Leinster lights go out

LEINSTER 5 PLYMOUTH ALBION 10
Match abandoned after 26 minutes

The lights literally went out on Leinster's plan to make it two wins out of two in the British and Irish Cup at Skerries RFC last night .

Plymouth selected five Irishmen to start, with another on the bench, and they made the most of their first foray into the danger zone when centre Steve Johns skipped through Leinster's soft centre, with Mark Lee converting in the fourth minute.

Leinster returned to playing the game at a high tempo. Swift work down the left flank ended with No 8 Stephen Keogh going over in the corner to reduce the gap to two points before full-back Lee fired over a 24th-minute penalty.

Not long after, the floodlights ceased to work. A delay turned into a postponement to this afternoon, with the game re-scheduled for 2.0 in Dr Hickey Park, Greystones RFC.

Leinster -- N Morris; M Keating, B Macken, N Reid, S Coghlan-Murray; I McKinley, P O'Donohoe (Capt); J McGrath, T Sexton (A Dundon 6), S Maguire, E Sheriff, E O'Donoghue, R Ruddock, J Murphy, S Keogh.

Plymouth Albion -- M Lee; F McLoughlin, C Mitchell, S Johns, J Coleman; K Hallett, R Cushion; D Morton, G O'Meara, R Hopkins, D Collier, S Stephens (Capt), W Sprangle, S Matavesi, A Carpenter.

Ref -- N Hennessy (Wales).

Irish Independent

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