Munster 'A' hit New England Free Jacks for six in Cara Cup

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Munster 'A' hit New England Free Jacks for six in Cara Cup

Munster A scored six tries in their victory over New England Free Jacks in the Cara Cup in Boston on Saturday

MUNSTER 'A' opened their Cara Cup campaign with a 38-19 win against the New England Free Jacks on Saturday at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, Massachusetts.

Despite an early converted try from the home side Munster A responded with four tries before the break. The tries cames from Alan Tynan, Alex Wootton, Gavin Coombes and captain Duncan Williams.
Ben Healy kicked two conversions to give a half-time scoreline of 7-24.

Five minutes into the second half the lead was extended further with a Sean O’Connor converted try.
However, the Free Jacks continued to rally and crossed twice over a 10-minute period, converting their second with 20 minutes to go.

Munster A had the final say with replacement James McCarthy scoring in the last minute, and with James Hart taking over the kicking duties it finished 19-38.

The Cara Cup continues with Munster A taking on local rivals Leinster A at Union Point Sports Complex in Weymouth, Massachusetts on Wednesday.

MUNSTER A: Alan Tynan; Conor Phillips, Seán French, Alex McHenry, Alex Wootton (James McCarthy, 72 mins); Ben Healy (James Hart, 70 mins), Duncan Williams (Capt) (Jack Stafford, 60 mins); Liam O’Connor (David Jennings, 78 mins), Eoghan Clarke (Billy Scannell, 55 mins), Luke Masters (Keynan Knox, 60); Gavin Coombes (Cian Reale, 78 mins), Seán O’Connor; Dave O’Callaghan, Conor Oliver (Jack Daly 55 mins), Jack O’Sullivan.