Wednesday 13 December 2017

Ireland end Five Nations on a high



A three-try blast from Peter Nelson, Sam Coghlan-Murray and Ross Jones in the second half transformed Ireland's fortunes as they completed their first win in the U18 Five Nations Festival at Llandovery, Wales yesterday.

Ireland benefited greatly from a number of key introductions off the bench.

Scorers -- Ireland U18: S Coghlan-Murray, P Nelson, R Jones try each; P Jackson 2 pens, 2 cons; R McMaster dr gl); Scotland U18: H Leonard 2 tries con; M Bennett 4 pens.

Ireland U18: R Jones; S MacAuley, G O'Suilleabhain (P Nelson 40) , P Jackson, S Coghlan-Murray ; R McMaster (JJ Hanrahan 34) H Doyle (L McGrath 40); N Scannell, J Rael (G McConnell 69), P Reilly , Y Browne, D Qualter, E Cross (A Conneely h-t), C Gilsenan (A Clarkin 61), J Conan (S Buckley 47) .

Scotland U18: S Hogg; H Jones (A Hall 68), M Crawley, M Bennett (J Urquhart 63), A McCall-Hagan; H Leonard, M McConnell (; J Stevenson 58); R Hislop, J MacFarlane (G Turner h-t), A Allan, A Redmayne (M Eadie 15), S Smith, B Johnstone, A de St Croix, L Seydak.

Referee: M Mitria (France).

Sunday Independent

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