The O2 Ireland Wolfhounds opened well at Netherdale, with debutant flanker Willie Faloon getting in for an early try. But Scotland ‘A’ kept the visitors scoreless in the second half to finish as 32-13 winners.
‘A’ INTERNATIONAL MATCH: Friday, January 28
SCOTLAND ‘A’ 32 O2 IRELAND WOLFHOUNDS 13, Netherdale, 7.30pm
Scorers: Scotland ‘A’: Tries: Moray Low, Hefin O’Hare; Cons: David Blair 2; Pens: David Blair 5, Greig Laidlaw
O2 Ireland Wolfhounds: Try: Willie Faloon; Con: Ian Humphreys; Pens: Ian Humphreys 2
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SCOTLAND ‘A’: Jim Thompson (Edinburgh); Hefin O’Hare (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Cairns (Edinburgh), John Houston (Edinburgh), Lee Jones (Edinburgh); David Blair (Edinburgh), Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh) (capt); Jon Welsh (Glasgow Warriors), Dougie Hall (Glasgow Warriors), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh), Scott MacLeod (Edinburgh), Fraser McKenzie (Edinburgh), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors), Alan MacDonald (Edinburgh), Johnnie Beattie (Glasgow Warriors).
Replacements: Fergus Thomson (Glasgow Warriors), Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors), Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors), Roddy Grant (Edinburgh), Colin Gregor (Glasgow Warriors), Peter Murchie (Glasgow Warriors), Colin Shaw (Glasgow Warriors).
O2 IRELAND WOLFHOUNDS: Gavin Duffy (Galwegians/Connacht); Johne Murphy (Young Munster/Munster), Eoin O’Malley (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Nevin Spence (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Denis Hurley (Cork Constitution/Munster); Ian Humphreys (Ballymena/Ulster), Tomas O’Leary (Dolphin/Munster); Brett Wilkinson (Galwegians/Connacht), Damien Varley (Garryowen/Munster), Tony Buckley (Shannon/Munster), Ian Nagle (Cork Constitution/Munster), Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster), Kevin McLaughlin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Willie Faloon (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Chris Henry (Ballymena/Ulster) (capt).
Replacements: Nigel Brady (Dungannon/Ulster), Jamie Hagan (Corinthians/Connacht), Andrew Browne (Galwegians/Connacht), Dominic Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Isaac Boss (Terenure College/Leinster), Niall O’Connor (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Ian Whitten (Ballynahinch/Ulster).
Referee: Greg Garner (England)