The Wolfhounds were beaten 32-13 by Scotland ‘A’ at Netherdale on Friday night, after turning around at the break with a 13-9 lead.
Willie Faloon scored on his Ireland A debut and Ian Humphreys continued his impressive kicking form with the conversion and two penalties. On the down side Nevin Spence was substituted after experiencing double vision from a heavy tackle.
Faloon’s score came from a lineout. Johne Murphy came off his blindside wing to slice though on the inside channel before feeding the Ulster flanker. ?Despite being tackled Faloon was quickly back on his feet to take the scoring pass for a try under the posts. Humphreys added the straightforward conversion kick.
Fellow Ulster players Chris Henry (Captain), ?Ian Whitten, Nigel Brady and Niall O’Connor also got a run out for the Irish side in what was a disappointing start to their series of games.
You can read the full report over in the IRFU site here.
WOLFHOUNDS: Gavin Duffy (Connacht); Johne Murphy (Munster), Eoin O’Malley (Leinster), Nevin Spence (Ulster), Denis Hurley (Munster); Ian Humphreys (Ulster), Tomas O’Leary (Munster); Brett Wilkinson (Connacht), Damien Varley (Munster), Tony Buckley (Munster), Ian Nagle (Munster), Devin Toner (Leinster), Kevin McLaughlin (Leinster), Willie Faloon (Ulster), Chris Henry (Ulster) (capt).
Replacements used: Ian Whitten (Ulster) for Spence, Jamie Hagan (Connacht) for Buckley (both half-time), Nigel Brady (Ulster) for Varley, Andrew Browne (Connacht) for Nagle (both 57 mins), Dominic Ryan (Leinster) for McLaughlin (62), Isaac Boss (Leinster) for O’Leary (63), Niall O’Connor (Ulster) for Humphreys (67).