TRINITY BEAT NEW ZEALAND!!
Trinity 11pts – New Zealand Universities 10pts. Friday 18th September
Trinity beat New Zealand Universities in a classic game this morning in Iffley Road Oxford.
The Kiwis came out gung ho and kept the ball with very direct play in the first five minutes of a 40 minute game. From this pressure. they kicked a penalty.
Trinity then stepped up to the plate, and controlled the ball for 30 minutes with some fabulous rugby featuring backs and forwards. Out half Oisin Brady kicked two penalties for the the Dublin boys to lead at half time 6-3.
In the second half Trinity continued to dominate in a game of high tempo and high physicality. Trinity attacked from all areas and the Kiwis clearly struggled to keep up with wave after wave of Irish attack. After several more phases no.8 Tom Ryan went over after some incredible ball movement. Trinity kept up the barrage on the plucky Kiwis and laid siege to the New Zealand line. A couple of small errors let the southern hemisphere boys out of their half and in the last play deep into injury time, they slipped through and scored a consolation try.
This win put Trinity in the semi final versus hosts Oxford University who lost to University of Cape Town in their final pool game.
TRINITY IN WORLD UNIVERSITIES FINAL
Oxford University 0 Trinity 21pts. Friday 18th September
After a tough pool game in the morning versus New Zealand Universities XV, Trinity beat hosts Oxford University comfortably in their 40 minute semi final yesterday in Iffley Road.
The Dublin outfit were 21-0 up at half time after an impressive display of all round rugby. They now meet the formidable University of Cape Town in the Final on Monday at 4.30pm. The game will be streamed live on OURFC website.
Trinity were impressive in the first half, with tries by second row Raef Tyrell, hooker Jack Boland and wing Tim Maupin.
In the second half the game died as a spectacle as two tired teams battled it out..
Trinity are delighted to be in the Final of such a prestigious competition.