Ulster A got their Celtic Cup campaign with an away win, beating Scarlets A 32 – 35 in Llandovery on Saturday afternoon.

Ulster’s scores came from tries by Azur Allison, Callum Reid, David McCann and Peter Cooper with Bruce Houston adding 3 penalties and 3 conversions for a personal haul of 15 points.

Ulster were the only side to win away from home though, unsurprisingly, it was defending champions Leinster A who set the pace scoring 6 tries in a 47 – 24 home win against Cardiff Blues A.

It looks like being an exciting competition with 255 points scored over the four games, an average of 56 points per match. There were 29 tries in Week 1 with four teams picking up a try bonus.

The results from the weekend are shown below.

2019 Celtic Cup Round 1
Scarlets A 32 35 Ulster A
Leinster A 47 28 Cardiff Blues A
Connacht A 24 19 Dragons A
Munster A 20 20 Ospreys A

 

We’ve scrambled few a few match reports and to the best of our knowledge the League Table should be something (exactly) like this.

Celtic Cup Table – Week 1
Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TB LB PTS
Leinster A 1 1 0 0 47 28 19 6 4 1 0 5
Ulster A 1 1 0 0 35 32 3 4 4 1 0 5
Connacht A 1 1 0 0 24 19 5 2 3 0 0 4
Munster A 1 0 1 0 20 20 0 3 3 0 0 2
Ospreys A 1 0 1 0 20 20 0 3 3 0 0 2
Scarlets A 1 0 0 1 32 35 -3 4 4 1 1 2
Dragons 1 0 0 1 19 24 -5 3 2 0 1 1
Cardiff Blues A 1 0 0 1 28 47 -19 4 6 1 0 1

 

Ulster’s next two matches are at home and we should be covering five of the remaining six matches if we get sufficient members signed up. You can JOIN US HERE if you want to see our coverage of the upcoming games. 

Ulster A remaining fixtures:

Ulster A v Cardiff – Saturday 31st August, 7.30pm at Malone RFC
Ulster A v Connacht – Friday 6th September, 4.00pm at Ballymena RFC
Leinster v Ulster A – Saturday 14th September, 3.00pm at Energia Park, Donnybrook
Dragons v Ulster A – Saturday 21st September, 2.30pm at Venue TBC
Ulster A v Ospreys – Friday 27th September, 5.00pm at Malone RFC
Ulster A v Munster – Friday 4th October, 5.00pm at Shaw’s Bridge

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