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Saturday 24 March 2018

Murphy brace sees Wesley go level at top

Ruaidhri O'Connor

Ruaidhri O'Connor

GREYSTONES' defeat of DLSP on Friday night allowed unbeaten Old Wesley to go level at the top of a tight Division 2A table thanks to Richie Murphy crossing twice in a bonus-point 33-18 win over Instonians.

De La Salle's points difference keeps them on top of the three other teams on 14 points, with Wesley ahead of Queens, who lost 22-18 to Bective, and Corinthians, who were defeated 9-6 at home to Trinity, the students moving into fifth, a point behind the top four.

Old Crescent slipped up on a day of surprises with Seapoint leaving Limerick with a 25-23 win, while Malone lost 16-15 at Terenure.

Bottom side Clonakilty remain winless after a 24-21 home defeat to Thomond, while Midleton beat City of Derry for their first win of the season.

Rainey lead the way in Divison 2B after a five-try 36-9 win over Sunday's Well, while Cashel are loving life in senior rugby after their 21-3 win in Naas. Their Tippeary rivals Nenagh Ormond are third, with Conor Brislane scoring two tries in a 40-15 rout of Connemara and Banbridge's 25-6 win over Highfield in Cork leaves them fourth.

Elsewhere, Armagh beat Sligo 20-14, Barnhall crushed bottom side Ards 29-3 and Wanderers' miserable start to the season continued with a 10-5 loss to Suttonians on Friday.

Irish Independent

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