24 May, 14:08
The Irish Rugby Supporters Club is delighted to announce that tickets for the GUINNESS Series 2013 will go on sale on ticketmaster.ie at 10am on Thursday, May 30.
...Trinity players, management and supporters celebrate Friday's win...
Three second half penalties from the boot of out-half Johnny Watt saw Trinity pick up a famous 16-13 win over UCD in Friday's annual Colours match at Donnybrook.
Watt, who was schooled at RBAI, held his kicking nerve to end Trinity's ten-year wait for a Colours win. With that, the bragging rights in the Hastings' household went to Trinity centre and captain Brian, who was uniquely in direct opposition with his identical twin brother Michael, the UCD number 12.
Tony Smeeth's side put their erratic form in AIB League Division Two behind them to edge out their rivals who, despite not winning any of their first four game in Division One this term, were the pre-match favourites.
UCD centre Fergus McFadden booted the holders, who won last year's clash 25-13, in front with an early penalty before Trinity worked their lively right winger Shane Monahan in for a try which Watt added the extras to. However, the Belfield men took a 13-7 advantage into the break when McFadden clipped over his second penaty and then waltzed in under the posts, darting onto Ian Keatley's pass, for a timely try which he converted himself.
John McClean's UCD outfit, with their big and experienced pack, looked odds-on to see out the victory in the second half - especially with Leinster's newly-established scrum half Cillian Willis being sprung from the bench - but Trinity, who had an incredible 11 players making their Colours' debuts, never gave up hope.
With a place-kicker of the quality of Watt, they always stood a chance. The Ulster Under-21 star landed his first penalty right on 60 minutes and two more followed in the final quarter as Trinity secured a famous win in the 55th edition of the Colours match.
...UCD full-back Ross McCarron is tackled by Trinity's Conor Donohue...