Sport Rugby

Saturday 17 February 2018

AIL at a glance

Star turn

Jan Simon-Byrne (Blackrock)

Winger Simon-Byrne crossed for two tries as Blackrock rallied for a shock Dublin derby win over St Mary's at Templeville Road. The flyer, who was part of Irish international Luke Fitzgerald's team in school, used his impressive turn of pace and verve to round the last defender for the first try, before finishing off a backline move for the second.

One to watch

Chris Cochrane (Dungannon)

The Ulster academy is rich in talent as the northerners showed against Cardiff on Friday, and speedster Cochrane, who scored a try for Dungannon on Saturday, is one of a generation of confident youngsters coming through.

Number of the week

1 Clontarf are the first team to be promoted this season as they close in on the Division 1B title.

Irish Independent

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