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
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|