Scotland: (12) 44
Tries: Duncan (2), Cordeaux, Paterson, Westman (2), Hogg Goals: Seymour (8)
Ireland: (6) 12
Tries: Bolger, Ryan Goals: Sheridan (2)
Scotland clinched second place but were given a real battle by Ireland who held out well, despite having just 16 fit men going into the game.
With the game scoreless for the first 12 minutes and the players already wilting in the heat, Jake Seymour kicked two penalty goals in the space of three minutes for Scotland, giving them a 4-0 lead.
Seymour kicked his third penalty on 22 minutes before a double injury for Ireland, and one man down for Scotland too, halted the already rugby union like game. Ireland already had four injuries in their 20 man squad so were only able to name three subs in this encounter, and the head clash set them back even further.
Ireland got the first try of the game when Paul Bolger forced his way over at the end of a good set on 28 minutes. Bradley Sheridan converted to level the scores.
But just before half-time, a Jordan Duncan try gave Scotland the lead back with Jake Seymour converting.
Jordan Duncan’s unconverted try early in the second half increased the Scots’ lead further before Duncan got their next try, scoring under the sticks with Seymour converting.
Alex Paterson scored in the corner and he was quickly followed over by Luke Westman. Seymour’s conversion taking the score up to 32-6.
Cordeaux set up Hogg for the sixth Scotland try with Westman sprinting through for the seventh. Seymour converted both.
Ireland didn’t give up and got a well-deserved consolation try through Peter Ryan that Sheridan converted.
1 Archie Andrade (Maltings College, Halifax), 2 Patrick Noutch (Carlisle College), 3 Jake Seymour (Leeds Becket University), 4 Murray Mitchell (ICAS Students), 5 Jordan Parry (University of Sheffield), 6 Matthew Hogg (Newcastle University), 7 Douglas Chirnside (Oxford Brookes University), 16 Niall Hall (Dundee College), 9 Jordan Duncan (SRUC Elmwood), 10 Nick Glohe (University of Newcastle NSW), 11 Charlie Emslie (Furness College), 12 Luke Westman (Illawarra TAFE), 18 Jack McMillan (Halifax Elite Rugby Academy)
Interchange: 8 Mark Cordeaux (Sheffield Hallam University), 14 Elliot Campbell (Gen2 Furness Skills Centre), 15 Alex Paterson (Heriot-Watt University), 17 Daniel May (Halifax Elite Rugby Academy)
1 Adam Malone (University of Limerick), 2 Mark Woods (Ulster University), 3 Roy Stanley (NUI Galway), 4 Matt Connolly (IT Blanchardstown), 5 James Millar (Ulster University), 6 Peter Ryan (Coventry University), 7 Bradley Sheridan (University of Warwick), 8 Aaron Ryan (Dublin Institute of Technology), 9 Jonny Mooney (Belfast Metropolitan College), 10 Matty Coulter (Belfast Metropolitan College), 11 Conor Creaby (IT Blanchardstown), 12 Matt McKelvey (Belfast Metropolitan College), 13 Rory Wise (Oxford Brookes University)
Interchange: 15 Dylan Purvis (Cork Institute of Technology)m 17 Paul Bolger (University of Gloucestershire), 25 James Foley (Institute of Technology Carlow)