London Irish vs Nottingham Rugby

Greene King IPA Championship Saturday, 8th September 2018 - 3:00 pm
Away

Recap

Nottingham Rugby suffered a tough defeat to London Irish on Saturday afternoon, losing 52-20 to the recently relegated side.

Despite scoring three tries, Nottingham were on the back foot for the majority of the game, with London Irish showing their dominance throughout. However, Neil Fowkes’ side showed grit and determination to push back right to the end.

It took 13 minutes for the first score, when the Exiles’ Meehan rounded off a strong attacking move for the home side. Irish’s pack asserted themselves early on and it their power rattled the Green and Whites throughout. Myler converted to give the side a 7-0 lead.

Nottingham responded positively, a trademark of this young side, and after a series of carries, they were awarded a penalty that Shane O’Leary slotted away.

With the score at 7-3, it was clear that the Green and Whites were not going to be deterred by the reputation of the Exiles, who will undoubtedly be very strong over the course of the season.

However, Irish hit back to double their lead after USA international centre Campbell touched down over the line. Myler converted once more.

But the Green and Whites’ spirits were not dampened as Billy Robinson scored a wonderful try that capped off an excellent attacking move. The conversion was missed, leaving the score at 14-8.

Then came a wave of Exiles power and dominance. Porecki and McNally sealed a try bonus-point ahead of half time, giving Irish a large margin over the away side.

The second half saw supremacy from the home side as they built a lead of 47-8. Nottingham would not be disheartened though and their spirit and will saw them battle until the end.

David Williams epitomised this when he sprinted from the Green and Whites’ try line to score in the corner. Shane O’Leary converted.

Irish would score again but Nottingham gave it to the last, with Alex Goble scoring in the dying embers of the game to leave the score at 52-20.

SCORERS  

LONDON IRISH  

Tries: Meehan (13), Campbell (26),  Porecki  (35), McNally (40),  Cilliers  (42), McLean (57), Cowan (64), McLean (72)    

Cons: Myler (14), (27), (38), (40), (43), (58)

Pens:       

NOTTINGHAM RUGBY  

Tries: Robinson (34), Williams (68), Goble (78)   

Cons: O’Leary (69)   

Pens: O’Leary (22)   

Details

Date Time League Season
Saturday, 8th September 2018 3:00 pm Greene King IPA Championship 2018-19

Venue

Away

Results

TeamTriesConversionsPoints
London Irish8652
Nottingham3120

London Irish

Position T C P DG
 8600

Nottingham

# Player Position T C P DG
Alex GobleWing1000
Aniseko SioProp0000
Ben BrownlieHooker0000
Ben Davis-MooreLock0000
Billy RobinsonFull-back1000
Daniel QualterLock0000
Darryl VeenendaalScrum-half0000
David WilliamsWing1000
George CoxFlanker0000
Jake FarnworthHooker0000
Jamie JackProp0000
Josh PoulletFlanker0000
Luke PetersCentre0000
Murray McConnellScrum-half0000
Oisin HeffernanProp0000
Rory BurkeProp0000
Sean ScanlonFull-back0000
Seb CecilFlanker0000
Shane BuckleyFlanker0000
Shane O’LearyFly-half0110
Will MilletCentre0000
Will OwenFlanker0000
 Total 3110
T
8
3
C
6
1
P
0
1
DG
0
0

Nottingham Rugby KO FT