We covered this match in the hope that we’d have a nice Irish Provincial double going into the final knockout stages of the British and Irish Cup. Unfortunately with Ulster A’s defeat to Bedford Blues that is no longer the case. 🙁
All three Irish Provinces involved in the Quarterfinals drew heavily on the Ireland U20’s sides of the last couple of years so it’ll be interesting to see what sort of transition tournament these youngsters will have next season?
This was a tight old game with neither side really hitting their straps. The only try in the first half came from Leinster’s Peadar Timmins with Ciaran Frawley converting. Bill Johnston kicked two penalties either side of the try to give Leinster a 7 – 6 lead at the break.
Frawley kicked a penalty just before the hour before full-back Jack Kelly touched down on 62 minutes with Frawley’s conversion pushing Leinster 11 points clear
Munster threw everything at Leinster in the final quarter but couldn’t find a way through the home sides defence.
Final score: Leinster A 17 Munster A 6.
Leinster A now travel to St Peter in Jersey to play Jersey Reds in the Semi Final.
Picture credit – JC Sports Photography