Munster ‘A' too good for Leinster 'A' at Thomond Park

Colm Kinsella

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Munster 'A' too good for Leinster 'A' at Thomond Park

Calvin Nash, pictured here in action against Glasgow, grabbed one of Munster As four tries in their exciting win over Leinster 'A' at Thomond Park on Friday

MUNSTER ‘A’ scored four tries, two in either half, in an exciting 26-22 victory over Leinster ‘A’ at Thomond Park on Friday night.

Home side Munster ‘A’ lead Leinster ‘A’ 14-3 at half-time with tries from Alex McHenry and Neil Cronin. Scrum-half Cronin’s Garryowen clubmate Bill Johnston converted both tries.

Peter Malone’s side added two further tries in the second half from winger Calvin Nash and replacement Eoin O’Connor, while another replacement Ian Keatley also added a conversion.

MUNSTER A: Alex Wootton; Calvin Nash, Matt More, Alex McHenry, Ronan O’Mahony; Bill Johnston, Neil Cronin; Liam O’Connor, Kevin O’Byrne (Capt), Ciaran Parker; Sean O’Connor, Darren O’Shea; David Hyland, Conor Oliver, Gavin Coombes. Replacements: Mike Sherry, Shane O’Hanlon, Keynan Knox, Eoin O’Connor, John Hodnett, Jack Stafford, Ian Keatley, Liam Coombes.

LEINSTER A: Rob Russell; Gavin Mullin, Jimmy O’Brien, David Hawkshaw, Tommy O’Brien; Harry Byrne, Patrick Patterson; Peter Dooley, Ronan Kelleher (Capt), Vakh Abdaladze; Oisín Dowling, Josh Murphy; Martin Moloney, Scott Penny, Ronan Watters. Replacements: Daniel Sheehan, Michael Milne, Jack Aungier, Brian Deeney, Cian Prendergast, Cormac Foley, Liam Turner, Hugo Conway.