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PwC U-18 & U-19 Interprovincial Highlights

PwC U-18 & U-19 Interprovincial Highlights

Prop Evan O'Riordan crashes over to score a try for the Munster Under-19s against Leinster at Energia Park ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

There was a fantastic buzz at Energia Park as the PwC IRFU Under-18 & Under-19 Interprovincial Championships got underway last weekend.

Age grade teams from all four provinces were in action for the first time in two years. Take a look at the action as Leinster and Ulster picked up wins in the opening round.

Leinster U-18 Clubs v Munster U-18 Clubs

Leinster won the opening fixture of the PwC IRFU Under-18 Men’s Clubs Interprovincial Championship, edging out Munster 12-8 to complete a double for the province on the day.

LEINSTER U-18 CLUBS 12 MUNSTER U-18 CLUBS 8, Energia Park, Donnybrook
Scorers: Leinster U-18 Clubs: Tries: Oisin Lynch, Charlie Sheridan; Con: Ethan Travers
Munster U-18 Clubs: Try: Kyle Read; Pen: Jimi Fenton
HT: Leinster U-18 Clubs 0 Munster U-18 Clubs 5

Leinster U-19s v Munster U-19s

In a game played in all four seasons at Energia Park, the Leinster Under-19s beat Munster 27-7 to begin their PwC IRFU U-19 Men’s Interprovincial campaign in impressive fashion.

LEINSTER U-19s 27 MUNSTER U-19s 7, Energia Park, Donnybrook
Scorers: Leinster U-19s: Tries: Jim Peters, James Nicholson, Diarmuid Mangan, Gus McCarthy; Cons: Sam Prendergast 2; Pen: Sam Prendergast
Munster U-19s: Try: Evan O’Riordan; Con: Jack Oliver
HT: Leinster U-19s 5 Munster U-19s 7

Ulster U-18 Clubs v Connacht U-18 Clubs

The Ulster Under-18 Clubs team saw off the valiant efforts of Connacht, winning 34-24 in a thrilling PwC IRFU U-18 Men’s Clubs Interprovincial Championship opener at Energia Park.

CONNACHT U-18 CLUBS 24 ULSTER U-18 CLUBS 34, Energia Park, Donnybrook
Scorers: Connacht U-18 Clubs: Tries: Hugh Gavin 2, Rory Glynn, Charlie Naughton; Cons: DJ Hession 2
Ulster U-18 Clubs: Tries: Ethan Graham 2, Ben Gibson 2, Nathan Hook; Cons: Ben Gibson 3; Pen: Ben Gibson
HT: Connacht U-18 Clubs 10 Ulster U-18 Clubs 21

Ulster U-19s v Connacht U-19s

A crucial second half maul try got the Ulster Under-19s over the line against Connacht, earning them a hard-fought 22-19 Interprovincial victory at Energia Park.

CONNACHT U-19s 19 ULSTER U-19s 22, Energia Park, Donnybrook
Scorers: Connacht U-19s: Tries: Blaine Barry, Harry West, Tadhg Finlay; Cons: Harry West 2
Ulster U-19s: Tries: James McNabney, Rory Telfer, Ethan Fitzsimmons; Cons: Ross McKay 2; Pen: Ross McKay
HT: Connacht U-19s 12 Ulster U-19s 10