Thursday, October 30, 2014

B&I Cup preview

Heading to Donnybrook this afternoon for Leinster A’s clash with Jersey, where the home side definitely need all five points to set up a pool decider with Pontypridd in January.  Head on down if you can, it’s free in for Leinster season ticket holders, kickoff 2:30pm.

Congrats to Connacht Eagles who scored their first-ever competitive win triumphing 31-16 over last season’s finalists Cross Keys.  Pity the Welsh side’s tweeter wasn’t a better sport about the result.

The Ulster Ravens scored an easy victory in Cardiff, setting up a clash with Bristol in January that is virtually winner-take-all.

Finally the weekend began for the provincial A sides with Munster being held 9-9 by the Rotherham Titans (who much like the trucking company of the same name are "really going places" now), a result that keeps the pool alive with both the Titans and their fellow Championship side Plymouth Albion only four points behind the cup holders with two to play.


14 December     Bristol 41-3 Bridgend
15 December  Cardiff 7-34 Ulster Ravens
11 January   Ulster Ravens v Bristol  19:30


15 December    Connacht v Cross Keys
16 December    Newport v Newcastle 15:00
12 January  Newcastle v Connacht Eagles 15:00


15 December  Pontypridd v Leeds Carnegie, 14:30
16 December  Leinster A v Jersey, 14:30
15: Cathal Marsh  14: Adam Byrne  13: Eoin O'Malley  12: Brendan Macken  11: Fionn Carr  10: Noel Reid  9: John Cooney

1: Jack McGrath CAPTAIN  2: Aaron Dundon  3: Jamie Hagan  4: Ben Marshal  5: Tom Denton  6: Rhys Ruddock  7: Dominic Ryan  8: Leo Auva'a

REPLACEMENTS:  16: Thomas Sexton  17: Jack O'Connell  18: Tadhg Beirne  19: Conor Gilsenan  20: Luke McGrath  21: Jordan Coghlan  22: Steve Crosbie


14 December   Munster 9-9 Rotherham Titans  Plymouth Albion 59-0 Aberavon

12 January  Aberavon v Munster A 14:30

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