OLD BELVEDERE 33 BUCCANEERS 12, Anglesea Road
Scorers: Old Belvedere: Tries: David Mongan 2, Chris Keane, Richie Leyden, John Kennedy; Cons: Andy Dunne 4
Buccaneers: Tries: Troy Nathan, Alex Hayman; Con: Alex Hayman
The final scoreline may have been a touch flattering for Old Belvedere but they showed some fine pieces of attacking rugby throughout and the Dublin side will be pleased with their five-point reward, coming a day after Munsters struggled to see off Dungannon.
Old Belvedere got off to a dream start when in-form winger David Mongan used his silky footwork to beat his opposite number and fly around the outside for the opening try and his 13th of an outstanding league campaign.
For a while it looked like the home side were not going to build on their lead, conceding multiple penalties and allowing Buccaneers to get some good phase play going.
Buccs began to grow into the match, threatening the 'Belvo defence, however, their inexperience was exposed at the breakdown when they conceded a second try after 27 minutes.