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Coleraine Firsts draw away at leaders CIYMS

Thursday, 22 December 2016

COLERAINE First XV continued their unbeaten record in the league with a draw away to CIYMS on Saturday. The visitors were disappointed not to come away with a win but glad to retain their unbeaten status.
It means Coleraine lie in second place in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship league, one point behind CIYMS and one in front of both Limavady and Academy, a situation which promises many exciting games to come in the New Year.
While the squad enjoy Christmas they will have a close eye on the next big game, entertaining Limavady on New Year's Eve.
Again, this could be a pivotal fixture in terms of the outcome of this year's league.
Speaking after Saturday's game, Coleraine coach Richard Boyd said: "The squad are obviously disappointed not to get a win today but the most important thing is that we went to CI and are still undefeated with a game in hand.
“I thought it was an excellent game of rugby and credit to both sides for the way the game was approached and the quality of rugby on show.
“We needed to be more clinical in the first half and we missed a great opportunity early on to score a try and then a missed penalty that would have given us an invaluable 10 points lead.
“We also had two tries disallowed for offside and a double movement.

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