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Longwell hails rampant Ravens after Welsh stroll

Ulster Ravens boss Gary Longwell hailed his side following the bonus-point win over Swansea which kick-started their British & Irish Cup campaign in style.

Jonny Shiels, Tom Anderson, Niall Brady and Conor Gaston all crossed for tries to seal a crucial Pool C win against the high-flying Welsh Premiership outfit at St Helen's. But, despite just one warm-up match, the Ravens proved too strong for competition debutants Swansea after racing into a 22-0 interval lead. Academy manager Longwell said: "I'm delighted with the performance and the result."

Ulster Ravens -- C Gaston; M McCrea, J Shiels (M Allen 74), L Marshall, T Seymour (C Cochrane 60); P Jackson, I Porter (B McIlroy 74); C Carey (K McCall 55), N Brady (capt), (N Anett 65), A Whitten (G Cronin 62), N McComb, R Caldwell, T Anderson, W Faloon, S LaValla.

Irish Independent