07 Mar 14
Munster A just edged out Connacht Eagles 32-26 in an eight-try thriller at Dooradoyle this afternoon.
The Leinster/Ulster side continued to grow in confidence and try number three came five minutes later, this time Boyle the scorer with Jackson again right on the money with his conversion.
Next up was a try for Sam Coughlan Murray (Leinster), - brilliantly converted from the touchline by Jackson - moments after he had been denied as he spilled the ball over the line. The leaders should have scored again soon after but were denied by a superb cover tackle from Munster centre Ben Sargent.
But that was only a brief respite. The Leinster/Ulster backs threatened every time they had the ball and Boyle went over for his second try in the 37th minute followed by that long range strike from Marshall in injury time.
Connacht/Munster: C Boland (Connacht); T Leader (Connacht), D Horgan (Munster)B Sargent (Munster), S Leydon (Connacht); J Holland (Munster), M Dolan (Connacht, capt); A Spring (Connacht), K Stokes (Munster), P Mullen (Munster), R O'Herlihy (Munster), D O'Mahony (Munster), S Buckley (Munster), A Conneely (Connacht), D Qualter (Connacht). Replacements: J Rael (Munster) replaced Stokes, S Wooton (Connacht) replaced Spring 37 min. I Mullarkey (Munster), D Heffernan (Connacht) replaced O'Herlihy ht., R Barry (Munster), G Quinn-McDonogh (Munster) replaced Horgan 34 min. J Costigan (Munster), C Quinn (Munster).
Leinster/Ulster: S Coghlan Murray (Leinster); C Gilroy (Ulster), A Kelly (Leinster), L Marshall (Ulster, capt), A Boyle (Leinster); P Jackson (Ulster), P du Toit (Leinster); J Tracy (Leinster), J Murphy (Ulster), M Moore (Leinster), I Henderson (Ulster), R Hynes (Leinster), S Lecky (Ulster), M McGroarty (Leinster), D McGuigan (Ulster). Replacements: P Carroll (Leinster), A Warrick (Ulster), M Fallon (Leinster), P Marks (Ulster), C Spence (Ulster), C Marsh (Leinster), M McAuley (Ulster).