Richmond too strong for Clanwilliam in Munster Junior Cup

Clanwilliam 3 Richmond 16

Clanwilliam 3 Richmond 16

On a cold and windy Easter Sunday, Clanwilliam went out of the Munster Junior Cup at the quarter final stage with visitors Richmond advancing to the final four of the competition.

Clanwilliam played with the breeze in the first half but were a try down after eight minutes play.

Clanwilliam replied with a Robert Doyle penalty. On fifteen minutes Richmond broke out of their own half and finding space near the sideline scored a well worked try in the corner. There were no more scores in the first half with Richmond leading 10-3.

Almost immediately from the re-start, Richmond extended their lead with a penalty. Clanwilliam rallied after this and the forwards were more than a match for the Richmond eight.

Clanwilliam had most of the play in Richmond territory but against the run of play Richmond scored another penalty with twenty minutes of the game remaining.

Clanwilliam again fought back and were almost in for tries on two occasions but each time Richmond cleared their lines with long relieving kicks. Clanwilliam found it difficult to get the better of a well organised Richmond defence who controlled matters to see them win through. The final whistle was a welcome relief for both teams from the bitterly cold conditions.