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Win moves Coleraine to league summit

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Win moves Coleraine to league summit thumbnailColeraine’s Chris Nash attempts an acrobatic pass during his side’s league encounter with Limavady.

COLERAINE claimed number one spot in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship, Division Two, after a bonus point victory at Limavady on Saturday. It was a hard fought encounter but in the second half Coleraine secured the win and bonus point with three tries.
At the same time league rivals CIYMS lost out to Grosvenor by one point, putting Coleraine two points clear at the top with a game still in hand.
The results set up a mouthwatering encounter for CI and Coleraine this weekend when the Belfast team travel to Coleraine for what is sure to be a high intensity game.
The game could be the defining moment for league honours for both teams and there is sure to be a massive crowd on the sidelines to cheer both teams on.
After the Limavady game Coleraine head coach Richard Boyd said: "We are very happy to get another win on the road.
“Limavady have had a promising season and have some talented players at their disposal. We knew it was going to be a tough encounter and the weather conditions were going to be a real leveller. I thought we showed great character after conceding an early try and our pack were dominant throughout. I was pleased with our scrum and maul today and it really gave us an edge.
“Alan Clarke showed excellent form with the boot and was the deserved man of the match with a personal tally of 16 points.

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