McCrea Cup: Instonians 35 Cooke 27 Quarter Final

Published Categorised as 2020-21, 2021-22, Club Rugby Men, Cooke RFC, Instonians RFC, McCrea Cup Tagged , ,
Instonians battle past Cooke in a hugely entertaining game in the McCrea Cup Quarter Finals

We caught the second half of a humdinger of a game as Instonians entertained Cooke at Shaws Bridge in the Quarter Final of the McCrea Cup.

By the time we’d arrived Cooke had worked their way into a 15 – 24 lead at half time with Falemaka Vave scoring the last try of the first half just as I arrived.

Ali Burke heads for the line for a second half try.

Instonians started the second half strongly and after a period of pressure Ali Burke broke for the line for a converted try that took the score to 22 – 24 five minutes in.

Cooke pulled their lead out to five points with a penalty, four minutes later, before a try from Bevan Prinsloo leveled the game at 27 all.

Bevan Prinsloo breaks clear for his second score against Cooke.

In a feisty final quarter a successful penalty and a second try from Prinsloo pulled the score out to 27 – 35 for Instonians to progress to the semi final of the McCrea Cup at the expense of their closest rivals.

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