It was cold at Belmont on Friday evening, when Ulster A entertained Leinster A in a challenge match, but nowhere near as cold as the ruthless team sent up from Dublin 4!
Leinster dominated the tight and loose aspects of play scoring 9 tries almost at will and rarely letting Ulster A out of their own half.
On a rare attack, after 33 minutes, space was created on the left for Luke Pollock to score in the corner. Bruce Houston kicked a fine conversion from the touchline to leave the score 7 – 19, at that stage.
Normal service was resumed shortly after, when Leinster scored again to leave the score 7 – 26 at half time.
Minutes after the restart, Ulster were deep in their own half when they stole a line out, on their ’22’ and Marcus Rea showed a remarkable turn of speed to race away for an unconverted try to leave the score at 12 – 26.
Thereafter it became one way traffic with Leinster scoring 5 tries to leave the final score 12 – 61, in Leinster’s favour.
Ulster A: Callum Reid, Zack McCall, Kyle McCall, Matty Dalton, Jack Regan, Joe Dunleavy, Marcus Rea, Azur Allison, Lewis Finlay, Bruce Houston, Luke Pollock, Ben Power, Stewart Moore, Ben Moxham, Conor Rankin. Replacements: Tom Stewart, Adam Hanna, Peter Cooper, Conor McMenamin, Matty Agnew, Jack Milton, Conor McKee, Greg Hutley
Leinster A: Charlie Ward, Bryan Byrne, Jack Aungier, Oisin Dowling, Ryan Baird, Sean O’Brien, Scott Penny, Josh Murphy, Hugh O’Sullivan, Tim Corkery, Tommy O’Brien, Conor O’Brien, Jimmy O’Brien, Adam Byrne, Cian Kelleher. Replacements: Sheehan, Marcus Hannan, Roman Salanoa, Brian Deeny, Mark Hernan, Patrick Patterson, Andrew Smith, Luis Faria
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