Tuesday 28 February 2017

Scannell's boot proves decisive

MUNSTER 'A' - D Johnston; L Gonzalez Amorosino, M D'Arcy, C Bohane, R O'Mahony; R Scannell (c), C Sheridan; J Ryan, K O'Byrne, M Sagario; S McCarthy, B Holland; J Coghlan, S Doyle, S Buckley.

YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE - T Prell; D Doherty, M Wright, P Lucock, D Tai, K Sinfield, C Pilgrim(c); C Capps, J Graham, B Hooper, D Schofield, M Smith, R Beck, J Barnard, J Williams.

Ref - F Kirby(RFU)

Munster 'A' edged a keenly-contested affair in Kinsale on a night when their supporters got to see Argentinian Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino play for the first time.

The game's opening try came in the 14th minute, when Billy Holland got the ball over the line after numerous phases off an attacking lineout. Rory Scannell subsequently knocked over the conversion.

It was Munster who continued to control proceedings and their hard work was rewarded with another try in the 28th minute. With an innovative piece of work, Cathal Sheridan touched down in the corner after a quick tap and go. Scannell once again kicked over the extras. His accuracy from the kicks ultimately turned out to be very crucial.

Yorkshire grew into the game as the first half ended, with League legend Kevin Sinfield - making his Union debut - hitting three penalties to get the visitors within touching distance.

However, Munster remained resolute in defence to hold out for a deserved victory.

munster 'a' 14

yorkshire carnegie 9

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