Queen’s University continued their unbeaten start to the Deloitte Premiership with a convincing win against second placed Omagh Academicals on Saturday afternoon at the Queen’s Sports Arena.

It was unfortunate timing for the visitors who were missing some key names, for this top of the table encounter, making it a baptism of fire for Omagh’s handful of debutante players.

Queen’s started with some intent and were on the scoreboard after three minutes with the powerful Arantza Riba opening the scoring. Dianne Ramsey added a quick brace before Beth Taylor got in on the act in a torrid first quarter for the visitors.

Dianne Ramsey scored four tries in the match against Omagh.

Omagh were much more competitive in the second quarter but they were unable to break down the Queen’s defence, the home side regrouping to score thier fifth try through Ella Garland on the stroke of half time.

Ramsey completed her hat-trick at the start of the second half and went on to score a fourth after Riba crossed for her second and Lucy Turkington dotted down after finding the right line.

Nicole Watterson ran in unopposed after another break by Riba who completed her hat-trick shortly after to finish the game.

Hard running Arantza Riba caused chaos in the Omagh defence.

Ally Mcilwaine and Ruth Montgomery shared kicking duties, contributing six conversion to give a final score of Queens 67 Omagh 0.

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