Howard the hero as Belvo seal deal
Lansdowne 13 Old Belvedere 22
Old Belvedere halted Lansdowne's resurgence as tries from Danny Riordan, Jack Conan and Adam Howard secured them the win at the Aviva Stadium.
Lansdowne started well and an incisive move was finished by full-back Cian Kelleher. Riordan replied for Old Belvedere but Mark Roche put Lansdowne ahead again.
Tom Kiersey pushed the home side's lead out to six soon after the break but that was their last score as Old Belvedere took advantage of flanker Clive Ross' sin-binning to go over twice more.
Lansdowne – C Kelleher, C Aherne, M Roche, S Morrissey, F Horan, T Kiersey, P O'Driscoll; P Dooley, T Moran, D O'Reilly, W Earle, B Moylett, C Ross, C Butterworth, R Boucher
Old Belvedere – D Riordan, A Wynne, J Kennedy, S Berne, P O'Dwyer, S Crosbie, A Sheehan, P O'Regan, C McDonald, D Lavery, J Eden-Whaitiri, D Moore, J Slattery, K O'Gorman, J Conan.