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Ulster Rugby Provincial League 2 18th November 2017

 

With the 1st XV not in action, Rainey OB II had a larger than usual squad from which to select for the trip to Gibson Park for the top of the table meeting with Malone III.  The Cregagh men had no answer as a charged-up Rainey side hammered them 76-5, scoring twelve tries in the process.  A shortage of available lineout men forced them to fill the front five with prop forwards, but this gamble worked a treat as they pounded the Malone pack into submission in the tight and mauls, leaving Stewart and Miller to handle the lineouts.  A landslide victory, a just reward for the work put in on the training ground.

Provincial League 2 4th November 2017
Scorers: P.McCusker (2*Try), Donaghy(2*Try), McLean(2*Conv)

 

Rainey OB II maintained their challenge in Provincial League 2 with their fourth win on the trot, defeating Omagh III  by 24-10 at the Thomas Mellon Playing Fields.  Try scorers were wing Philip Mc Cusker (2)  and captain Andrew Donaghy (2), with Scott McLean adding two conversions as he continues his rehabilitation.

Provincial League 2 9th September 2017
Scorers: Miller(1*Try), Mullan(1*Try), Donaghy(1*Try, 1*Conv), Wilson(1*Conv), Lloyd-Evans(1*Conv)

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Peter Boyle has taken charge of the second XV who recently hammered CIYMS II in the league.  They lost a tight game 26-21 to InstoniansIIat Hatrick Park on Saturday after failing to turn possession into points in the early stages of a flowing encounter.  They gained control in the second half, but just ran out of time.  Try scorers were Mattie Miller, Bernie Mullan and Andrew Donaghy who was sin-binned in the first quarter.  Conversions were kicked by Wilson, Donaghy and Lloyd-Evans. This young squad has a lot of good players who will improve if they keep attending training.

Provincial League 2 30th September 2017

Scorers: Moran(1*Try), Devlin(1*Try), Lawrence(1*Try), Smyth(1*Try), O'Neill(1*Try), Quinn(2*Conv)

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In Provincial 2, Rainey OB II chalked up another encouraging victory when they defeated Banbridge III 29 - 17 at Hatrick Park.  First-half tries from wing Moran, centre Devlin and back-row Lawrence, two of them converted by scrum-half Quinn, gave them a commanding interval lead.  They had further tries from prop Smyth and centre O'Neill, but Banbridge eventually got going to register two converted tries and a penalty.  This young Rainey side is worth watching.  Some of them are sure to play at a higher level in the not too distant future.