1st XV Match Report V Leinster A (h) Sat 16/01/2016 

Attendance: 773                          Referee: Mike Hudson

 

Teams

Mike Penn

15

Billy Dardis

Scott Armstrong

14

Adam Byrne

Greg King

13

Ton Daly

Tim Molenaar

12

Steve Crosbie

Kyle Evans

11

Darragh Fanning

Glyn Hughes

10

Cathal Marsh

Sam Brown

9

Nick McCarthy

Tom Warren

1

Jeremy Loughman

Adam Caves

2

Bryan Byrne

Craig Voisey

3

Oisin Heffernan

Jordan Onojaife

4

David O’Connor

Sam Raven

5

Tadgh Beirne

Ed Siggery

6

Josh Murphy

Harry Hone

8

Peadar Timmins

Lewis Ludlow

7

Dan Leavy

Replacements

 

 

Tom Fidler

16

Aaron Dundon

Scott Tolmie

17

Tony Ryan

Harry Casson

18

Charlie Rock

Louie Roach

19

Ross Byrne

Will Keenan

20

Cian Kelleher

Dave Brazier

21

James Ryan

Drew Cheshire

22

Andrew Porter

 

 

 

 

The game as it happened

 

 

03

0-5

Try Darragh Fanning

 

04

0-7

Con Cathal Marsh

 

08

0-12

Try Bryan Byrne

 

09

0-14

Con Cathal Marsh

Try Sam Brown

11

5-14

 

Con Glyn Hughes

12

7-14

 

 

26

7-19

Try Adam Byrne

 

27

7-21

Con Cathal Marsh

 

34

7-26

Try Dan Leavy

 

35

7-28

Con Cathal Marsh

 

36

7-33

Try Dan Leavy

 

37

7-35

Con Cathal Marsh

 

41

7-35

Rep Cian Kelleher for Adam Byrne

 

45

7-40

Try Oisin Heffernan

 

46

7-42

Con Cathal Marsh

Rep Harry Casson for Sam Raven

46

7-42

 

Try Kyle Evans

51

12-42

 

Rep Drew Cheshire for Mike Penn

52

12-42

 

 

55

12-42

Rep Ross Byrne for Tom Daly

Rep Dave Brazier for Sam Brown

55

12-42

 

Rep Will Keenan for Ed Siggery

55

12-42

 

Rep Scott Tolmie for Adam Caves

56

12-42

 

 

60

12-42

Rep Charlie Rock for Nick McCarthy

 

60

12-42

Rep Aaron Dundon for Bryan Byrne

 

60

12-42

Rep Andrew Porter for Jeremy Loughman

Rep Louie Roach for Scott Armstrong

60

12-42

 

Rep Tom Fidler for Tom Warren

61

12-42

 

 

63

12-47

Try Steve Cosbie

 

64

12-49

Con Cathal Marsh

 

65

12-49

Rep Tony Ryan for Dan Leavy

 

65

12-49

Rep James Ryan for Tadgh Beirne

 

70

12-49

Rep Jeremy Loughman for Oisin Heffernan

Try Louie Roach

75

17-49

 

Try Drew Cheshire

78

22-49

 

Con Glyn Hughes

79

24-49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Match Report

Poor first-half condemned Moseley to a B&I Cup defeat

By Wilf Alexander – Birmingham Mail

A poor first-half display condemned Moseley to a B&I Cup defeat at the hands of Leinster A.

Kevin Maggs’ team shipped five converted tries before the interval, as the two-time champions and competition favourites turned round with a 35-7 advantage.

However, things improved significantly after the break, when the hosts used the Billesley Common slope to such good effect that they ‘won’ the second half 17-14.

Indeed, injury-time tries from replacements Louis Roach and Drew Cheshire combined with Kyle Evans and Sam Brown’s earlier efforts to secure a try bonus point, which keeps Moseley’s quarter-final qualification hopes alive.

Director of rugby Maggs acknowledged his team were over-powered by classy opponents but nonetheless was encouraged by their strong second-half showing.

“We started slowly but showed good spirit and teamwork ethic to come back in the second half and get the bonus point,” he said.

“They’re a class outfit, this is the third time we’ve played them this year and they’ve outgunned us each time. I was pleased with our attitude; we haven’t played a game since January 2 and now we’ve got another cup game next week to build for the league, which is more important for us, against Nottingham.

“We know we’ve got plenty of work to do there and are far from being the finished article.”

The line-out continued to provide Moseley with problems but newly-appointed specialist coach Louis Deacon now has another aspect of the set-piece to consider.

Doubtless boosted by the former England lock’s early remedial efforts, Moseley lost only two of their seven throws.

However, Leinster’s forwards used their own driving line-out to such devastating effect that it produced tries for Dan Leavy, Bryan Byrne, David O’Connor and Oisin Hefferman.

Moseley’s Championship rivals are certain to have taken note of this, meaning Deacon’s ‘to do’ list will have gained a new entry.

Three of these tries came in a first half during which flanker Leavy and winger Adam Byrne also added longer-range efforts.

Fly-half Cathal Marsh orchestrated matters superbly, in addition to which he kicked all five conversions.

Moseley’s sole response came when Brown finished off a neat move started by Glyn Hughes’ chip and carried on by Greg King.

Home No.8 Harry Hone returned from the sin-bin early in the second half, after which Evans’ excellent finish, when he wriggled past two tacklers, split converted scores for Hefferman and centre Steve Crosbie.

However, Moseley finished much the stronger and were rewarded when a long period of continuity eventually saw Evans pop up on the left to send Roach sliding into the corner.

The Red and Blacks almost immediately added the try bonus point when Cheshire snapped up a loose ball and raced spectacularly in from 65 metres.