On a Cold Saturday afternoon in Donnybrook The holders UCD and Clontarf Where battling for the Leinster Cup.
After a bright start and a penalty to show for Clontarf let in a try against the run of play. This was not to break the good intentions and they kept the pressure to score two tries and lead 15 – 5. UCD then started to hold on the ball and build good pressure to square the game at half time 15 all.
The second half started with UCD keeping the good play and scoring a penalty from consistent pressure. Clontarf replied with a well taken break down the line and a smart inside pass by the winger while flirting with the touchline for replacement scrumhalf Du Toit to score. UCD replied with a penalty and a Converted Try to lead 28 -20.
Clontarf applied more pressure to try and make up the deficit this paid of with D’Arcy scoring under the posts. Shortly after the pressure got Clontarf a 5 Meter scrum as UCD had to scramble the ball over the line. From This the winning try was scored By Du Toit. UCD from the restart applied some good pressure and kept Clontarf in their end of the field and got a penalty twith enough time to go for the corner, the kick was overcooked and a Scrum awarded to Clontarf to end the Game 32 -28.
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