Sunday 25 February 2018

Manning mauls Ravens

Munster A 27

Ulster Ravens 3

Munster A booked their place in the final of the British and Irish Cup with a workmanlike performance to see off the Ulster Ravens at Thomond Park yesterday.

Man-of-the-match Jeremy Manning paved the way for the win with two well-taken tries, one in each half, as Munster underlined their strength in depth.

Mike Sherry and Duncan Williams also touched down for tries, while out-half Declan Cusack added seven points from the boot.

Michael Allen stood out for the Ulstermen but his best efforts were in vain as the Ravens ran out of steam in the second half.

Scorers -- Munster: Manning 2, Williams, Sherry tries; Cusack 2 cons, pen. Ulster: McKinney pen.

Munster A: M Lawlor; R O'Mahony, D Barnes (M Kelliher 65), J Manning (L O'Dea 75), S Scanlon; D Cusack, D Williams (C Murray 65); D Ryan (D Kilcoyne 41), M Sherry (S Henry 75), S Archer; D Foley, I Nagle; T O'Donnell (D O'Callaghan 70), E Grace (P Butler 59), P O'Mahony (capt.)

Ulster Ravens: D McIlwhaine; T Seymour, M Allen (L Marshall 70), J Shiels, C Cochrane; J McKinney (M Pyper 68), I Porter; P McAllister (P Karayiannis 60), N Brady (capt.) (N Annett 60), Declan Fitzpatrick; N McComb, A Linton; A Birch, S Dougall, S Lavella

Referee: Neil Patterson (SRU)

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