Club Women: Belfast Harlequins 17 Queen’s University 22 Friendly

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On Sunday afternoon Belfast Harlequins met Queen’s University at Deramore Park for a ‘hit out’.The enlarged squads for both teams played 3 x 25 minute periods to allow coaches to test their rosters and try new combinations of players.

Report and images by Bob Given Photography

Queen’s quickly established territory & possession, depriving Quins of the ball. Two unconverted tries by Arantza Riba and Aishing McMahon gave Queen’s a 10-0 lead at the end of the 1st period.

Queen’s Arantza Riba opens the scoring in the first period.

Both teams were extensively rejigged at the 1st break and Quins came out all guns blazing. They scored 3 tries, by Carys Honeyford, Aoife McTaggart and Lilly Vint, one converted by Stacey Bryce, to give Quins a 17-10 lead at the 2nd break.

Stacey Bryce leads the charge for Quins in the second period.

Again coaches made use of their squads. Queen’s turned the game around in the 3rd period scoring an unconverted try by Lydia Montgomery, before a late Diane Ramsey try, converted by Lauren Margerison, sealed a 22-17 win.

Diane Ramsey crosses late on for Queens

The game will have proved useful to both set of coaches before the start of the league campaigns.

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