Tuesday 16 October 2018

Dominant Munster 'A' make it three on spin

Dragons did draw first blood through Jacob Botica, but it would be the only time the Welsh side held the advantage. Stock photo: Sportsfile
Dragons did draw first blood through Jacob Botica, but it would be the only time the Welsh side held the advantage. Stock photo: Sportsfile

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Munster 'A' continued their strong start to the Celtic Cup with a third consecutive victory, this time a 34-17 win over Dragons 'A' in Irish Independent Park.

Dragons did draw first blood through Jacob Botica, but it would be the only time the Welsh side held the advantage.

Munster immediately went on the front foot and were eventually rewarded with a try from captain Fineen Wycherley, and Jeremy Loughman followed it with a second.

Calvin Wellington responded before the break but they failed to build on that in the second half as tries from John Poland and Calvin Nash saw Munster stretch the gap further.

Elsewhere, Ospreys 'A' snatched victory from Connacht Eagles in Athlone with a try in the last play of the game - 27-22.

Hugh Lane crossed twice for Connacht, one of which was set up brilliantly by a Conor Fitzgerald cross-field kick.

At four tries apiece, and the score at 22-22, it looked as though the teams would not to be separated.

But Ospreys managed to get over the line once more to clinch their first victory of the Celtic Cup.

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