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Kinsale : 16 Vs Old Christians : 16
Munster Junior League 2 @ Rathcooney on Sunday 7 February 2010
Kinsale RFC 1st XV continued their good sequence of results by taking 2 points from league leaders Old Christians last Sunday ( 7th Feb ) at Rathcooney.** Kinsale started brightly and opened their account with an early penalty scored by Peter Murphy. They dominated the set pieces and increasingly pushed Old Christians off the scrum. Their efforts were awarded by winning a scrum inside the opposition '22' and recycling the ball over several phases before the ball was whipped out wide in a good move with Eduoard Le Maire crossing the line and Peter Murphy converting. Old Christians replied with a penalty. Kinsale picked up the pace again with play again inside the farside '22' and scored with a 2nd penalty taken by Murphy. Kinsale again opened up Old Christian's defence with probing runs by forwards and backs alike. Kinsale might have finished off the 1st half after 4 scrums on Old Christian's tryline but advantage was cut the Ref's untimely whistle for halftime. 3 -13 to Kinsale. ** Old Christians picked the challenge in the 2nd half and scored an early penalty and mid way through the half rolled up a strong maul which eventually drove over Kinsale's line for a try and conversion. 13 all .. Kinsale were not finished however and brought play back up to Old Christians 22 again and were awarded with a penalty, easily scored by Murphy again. With about 5 minutes to go Old Christians replied with a third penalty. 16 points apiece in the end. ** Kinsale were the more impressive team, particularly in the set pieces. In that respect, it was their best performance all season. More work needs to be done on the ball coming out from the base of the scrum and also the return kicking. So more work on the training paddock this week to prepare for Clanwilliam's return to Kinsale in the 3rd round of Munster Junior Cup on this Sunday 14th with a 2.30pm k.o.. Kinsale will have every incentive to play to their best, keep their 100% home record and advance, having beaten Sunday's Well already in the Cup. A big crowd is expected for this game.**