Celtic Cup: Ulster A 28 Leinster A 43

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Friday 7th September 2018. James Hume crosses for Ulster As opening score at Malone RFC

Ulster A crashed to a 28 – 43 defeat to Leinster A in the opening round of the Celtic Cup at Malone RFC on Friday evening.

The Ulster A tries came from James Hume (2), Matthew Rea and Aaron Sexton with Johnny McPhillips adding 4 conversions but despite getting a try bonus it has to be regarded as a disappointing result for the Ulster side given the comparative experience of the two sides.

The Leinster A tries came from Harry Byrne, Scot Penny, Conor O’Brien, Ronan Kelleher, Michael Silvester and Dan Sheehan. Byrne completed the scoring for the visitors adding five conversions and a penalty.

ULSTER ALEINSTER A
Peter Nelson15Hugo Keenan
Aaron Sexton14Michael Silvester
Jack Owens13Conor O’Brien
James Hume12Tom Daly (c)
Iwan Hughes11Jack Kelly
Johnny McPhillips10Harry Byrne
Jonny Stewart9Paddy Patterson
Schalk vd Merwe1Ed Byrne
Peter Cromie2Ronan Kelleher
Rodney Ah You3Vakh Abdaladze
Peter Browne4Ross Molony
Alex Thompson5Jack Dunne
Caleb Montgomery6Oisín Dowling
Chris Henry (c)7Scott Penny
Greg Jones8Caelan Doris
   
Paul McGookin16Dan Sheehan
Peter Cooper17Giuseppe Coyne
Michael Cromie18Jack Aungier
Matthew Rea19Ronan Foley
Marcus Rea20Ronan Watters
Graham Curtis21Hugh O’Sullivan
Brice Houston22David Hawkshaw
Michael Stronge23Liam Turner

The results from all the games in the Celtic Cup were as follows.

Fri  07 Sep 201817:00Ulster 28 – 43LeinsterMalone RFC
Fri  07 Sep 201817:30Munster24 – 16ConnachtIrish Independent
Fri  07 Sep 201819:00Ospreys21 – 37ScarletsBridgend RFC
Fri  07 Sep 201819:15Dragons41 – 36CardiffRodney Parade

This gives current standings in the Irish and Welsh Conferences as follows.

Irish Conference
TEAMPWBPPTS
Leinster1115
Munster1104
Ulster1011
Connacht1000
wELSH cONFERENCE
TEAMPWBPPTS
Cardiff1115
Ospreys1115
Scarlets1022
Dragons1000

To complete our coverage our match gallery from the Ulster game is below.

Photography by Bob Given Photography.

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