Saturday 20 January 2018

Nenagh to host Munster 'A' clash

Mick O'Driscoll's Munster 'A' side will host Ulster Ravens at Nenagh Ormond RFC on Thursday, March 19 (4.30pm).
Mick O'Driscoll's Munster 'A' side will host Ulster Ravens at Nenagh Ormond RFC on Thursday, March 19 (4.30pm).

Daragh Small

Mick O'Driscoll's Munster 'A' side will host Ulster Ravens at Nenagh Ormond RFC on Thursday, March 19 (4.30pm).

This will be the first time the Tipperary venue has hosted a Munster 'A' game since they beat Ulster Ravens 30-3 in September 2010.

On that day the Munster 'A' side contained names such as Conor Murray, Simon Zebo and Dave Foley.

Munster 'A' have not played Ulster Ravens since JJ Hanrahan crossed for a late try and kicked the conversion to help them to a 19-17 victory in September 2012.

And several players who featured that day have gone on and progressed to become regulars for Munster and Ulster.

This game will also be Munster 'A's first game since they were knocked out of the British and Irish Cup at the quarter-final stage by Doncaster Knights last month.

The Knights were victorious on a 38-17 scoreline at Castle Park on a day where Rory Scannell and Dan Goggin both got tries but Munster 'A' conceded five. The season began with an impressive 18-8 interprovincial win over Leinster at Donnybrook last October.

They followed that up with a British and Irish Cup success over Moseley but then they were beaten by Worcester Warriors.

O'Driscoll will be hoping to use the occasion in Nenagh to give a run to several more emerging players as Munster plan for the future.

And a big crowd is expected for the contest with Ulster Ravens as many stars of the future get the opportunity to impress.

Irish Independent

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