Tag Archives: Round Up

The Week In Rugby

Posted by Niall on October 8, 2013

There was a lot of news this week in the Rugby world. Between local derbies and championship deciders it was a busy one to keep up with. Our top news stories from the last few days are rounded up below.
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Rabo Pro 12 : Week Three Round-Up

Posted by Colm on September 23, 2013

Dragons Crest     23-16     Scarlets Crest

Man of the Match : Andrew Coombs (Dragons No.4)

Well it was the Dragons who got freaky Friday off to a great start when they ran in two early tries to take what proved to be an insurmountable lead over local rivals the Scarlets. The home side gave a defensive masterclass to prevent the Scarlets from winning in the first of the Welsh derbies this year. The Scarlets had battled back from 17-3 down after twenty minutes to only trail by a point after forty-five minutes but it was the Dragons who then absorbed the pressure and managed to extend their lead with two penalties. That win sees the Dragons break into the top four while the Scarlets have now lost two and are lagging in 9th. Early Days yet! Incase you missed it, check out the penalty that sealed the victory for the Dragons, What a Kick from Tom Prydie here : http://youtu.be/1_iJTWlc1RU

Cardiff Crest     25-30     Zebre Cresty

Man of the Match : Brendon Leonard (Zebre No.9)

The biggest shock of the year? Most likely, the Italian side have shown more promise Read more

Rabo Pro 12 : Round 2 Review

Posted by Colm on September 17, 2013

Cardiff Crest 21-10 Connacht Crest

Man of the Match : Rhys Patchell (Cardiff No.10)

21-year-old Rhys Patchell was the star of the show when Connacht visited Arms Park on Friday night. The Welsh fly half kicked all of the blues 21 points in a near perfect performance to secure Cardiff’s first win of this season.

Connacht made a bright start with a first half try and took a one point advantage into the half. However, they failed to add to their tally in the second half and picked up their first loss this term.

Ulster Crest 12-13 Glasgow

Man of the Match : Jonny Gray (Glasgow No.5)

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Rabo Pro 12 : Round 1 Round Up

Posted by Colm on September 9, 2013

Scarlets Crest 19 – 42 Leinster Crest

Man of the Match : Jimmy Gopperth (Leinster’s No.10)

Matt O’Connor got off to a dream start as Leinster boss as the Boys in blue kicked off their season with a bonus point victory in Wales. New signing Jimmy Gopperth put in a man of the match performance securing 22 points for the away side, including a debut try.

The Scarlets looked to be heading victory based on the first half performance, they dominated the scrums and seemed to have Leinster’s attack under control. The home side took a 16-10 advantage into the break helped by a questionable try

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