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Saxons rally to beat Wolfhounds

England Saxons produced a gutsy second half comeback to claim a 14-10 victory over Ireland Wolfhounds

in their clash at The Sportsground in Galway.

The Irish were beaten in Galway in what was a poor quality encounter
The Irish were beaten in Galway in what was a poor quality encounter
Ireland Wolfhounds: R Henshaw, A Trimble, D Cave, D McSharry, L Fitzgerald, P Jackson, P Marshall, D Kilcoyne, M Sherry, M Bent, L Stevenson, D Toner, K McLaughlin, T O’Donnell, J Coughlan (capt)Replacements: D Varley, T Court, D Fitzpatrick, I Henderson, R Ruddock, I Boss, I Madigan, I Keatley

England Saxons: E Daly; C Wade, J Tomkins, J Turner-Hall, T Biggs; G Ford, R Wigglesworth; N Wood, J Gray, P Doran-Jones, G Kitchener, G Robson, G Kruis, W Fraser, J Crane (capt).

Venue: Galway Sportsground

Ireland A 10 – 14 England Saxons

Half-time: 10 – 0

Tries: McLaughlin
Cons: Jackson
Pens: JacksonTries: Fraser
Pens: Ford 3


2 min: Early Robbie Henshaw penalty goes wide of the post.

9 min: Ireland going for the corner. Lineout 5 metres out. Ref goes upstairs after Kevin McLoughlin goes over. Looks like a try.

10 min: Paddy Jackson conversion is successful. Irish lead 7-0

27 min: Elliott Daly’s penalty comes off the post for England. Kick was 41 metres into the breeze. Tremendous effort nevertheless.

33 min: Paddy Jackson penalty puts Ireland 10-0 in front.

HALF-TIME: Ireland Wolfhounds 10-0 England Saxons


50 min: England on the board with a penalty from George Ford.

63 min: Ford again is succesfull from a penalty and the gap narrows to four points.

67 min: Will Frazer with a try for England. They lead 11-10. Conversion is missed.

75 minute: George Ford is again successful from the half-way and England now lead 14-10

FULL TIME: Ireland Wolfhounds 10-14 England Saxons

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