Friendly: Ulster U17 Schools 54 Eagle Impact Rugby Academy 10

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Ulster U16 Schools defeat EIRA U16 54-10

On Friday afternoon, as part of a double header, at Newforge Country Club, Ulster U17 Schools played the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy in a pre season friendly. Both sides had huge 30+ player squads, so the game was played over 2 x 20 minute periods & a 1 x 30 minute period, to ensure all players got game time.

Ollie Neill scores the 1st of his 3 tries

Though both attacks showed promise in the 1st period, Ulster lead 7-0, the solitary score, a try under the posts by Oliver Neill, converted by Ollie Berry.

Ulster took the game to EIRA in the second period. There were some big carries by the forwards, which together with quick offloads, created space.

In amongst the legs, Tyrese Abolarin scores Ulster’s second try

Tyrese Abolarin crossed, following a series of drives, & with Frasier Cunningham adding the points, Ulster lead 14-0. Eira countered with a Declan Cadden penalty goal but Daniel Macklin-Copeland’s & Rossa Bell’s tries, one converted by Cunningham, gave Ulster a comfortable 26-3 lead at the end of the 2nd period.

This was the last game of the tour & EIRA felt the consequences, in tired legs. Ulster took to advantage of space created & attacked from deep. Neill claimed his 2nd try, converted by Berry to move the score up to 33-3.

EIRA had possession close to the Ulster line & JW Sarkees found space to get over on the left. Cadden converted to reduce the deficit to 10-33.

Reagan Lath charges over

Reagan Lath latched on to a loose line out throw & charged under the posts. Joel Barron got over in the right corner, before Neill claimed his hat trick try. All 3 tries were converted by Berry to give Ulster a 54-10 win, which, in truth, did not reflect the effort & commitment of the EIRA team, who left for home on Saturday morning.

Danske Bank Ulster U17 Boys’ Schools team: Aaron Caldwell, Angus Crawford, Bobby Newell, Calum McKinney, Connor Mckenna, Daniel Macklin-Copleland, Ed Thomas, Fraser Cunningham, Jack McNeilly, Jake Woods, Jay McCord, Joel Barron, Josh Geddis, Lewis Stevenson, Loughlin Sweeney, Nathan Noble, Ollie Berry, Oliver Neill, Reagan Lath, Reece Graham, Rio McDonagh, Rossa Bell, Toby Newman, Toby Stewart, Tom Wylie, Tyrese Abolarin, William Sproule, Zakir Majid.

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