Ulster A picked up their first win in this competition with a hard fought 3 – 7 victory at Cardiff Arms Park against Cardiff Blues A on Saturday afternoon.

Ulster’s points came from an Aaron Sexton try, converted by Michael Lowry in difficult playing conditions!

The full Round 3 results in the Celtic Cup are shown below.

Connacht 22 – 27 Ospreys Corinthian Park
Munster 34 – 17 Dragons Irish Independent Park
Cardiff 3 – 7  Ulster Cardiff Arms
Scarlets 10 – 16 Leinster Parc Y Scarlets

With Munster A and Leinster A smashing all before them it’s still going to be an uphill task for Ulster A to maintain any interest in this competition once the pool stages are complete.

It’s not impossible for Ulster to complete the series with another three wins, Ospreys A away being their hardest remaining fixture, but it would take a serious implosion from Munster and Leinster for Ulster to get anywhere near the top of their conference.

It’s disappointing that few teams have risen to the challenge from Munster and Leinster. The real final will more than likely be their meeting at Donnybroook in the final round. Whichever team wins that one should go on to beat the Welsh challenge, the following week, in the actual final.

Celtic Cup Current Standings

Irish Conference
Team P W L D PD BP PTS
Munster 3 3 0 0 70 2 14
Leinster 3 3 0 0 68 2 14
Ulster 3 1 2 0 -41 1 5
Connacht 3 0 3 0 -28 2 2
Welsh Conference
Team P W L D PD BP PTS
Ospreys 3 2 1 0 -35 2 10
Scarlets 3 1 2 0 19 4 8
Cardiff 3 1 2 0 -35 2 6
Dragons 3 1 2 0 -18 1 5

Celtic Cup Remaining Fixtures

Fri  28 Sep 2018 19:30 Leinster v Ospreys Energia Park
Sat  29 Sep 2018 14:00 Cardiff v Munster Cardiff Arms
Sat  29 Sep 2018 14:30 Scarlets v Connacht Carmarthen RFC
Sat  29 Sep 2018 14:30 Ulster v Dragons Ballymena RFC
Fri  05 Oct 2018 19:00 Ospreys v Ulster Swansea RFC
Fri  05 Oct 2018 19:30 Munster v  Scarlets Irish Independent Park
Sat  06 Oct 2018 14:30 Dragons v Leinster CCSE Ystrad Mynach
Sat  06 Oct 2018 TBC Connacht v Cardiff Sportsground
12/13/14 Oct 2018 TBC Leinster v Munster TBC
12/13/14 Oct 2018 TBC Connacht v Ulster TBC
12/13/14 Oct 2018 TBC Cardiff v Ospreys TBC
12/13/14 Oct 2018 TBC Scarlets v Dragons TBC

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