London Irish overcome Cardiff Blues by 42-21 to grab top spot

Joe Cokanasiga was among the try-scorers for London Irish
Joe Cokanasiga was among the try-scorers for London Irish
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Cardiff Blues 21 - 42 London Irish, Cardiff Arms Park

Number-eight Ofisa Treviranus scored a brace while the London Irish bagged a total of eight tries as they defeated the Cardiff Blues by 42-21 to grab the top spot in the Pool 4 table of the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Friday.

This away win at the Cardiff Arms Park makes it four straight wins for the Irish in this season's campaign.

Visiting captain Mike Coman was injured in just the second minute of the game as South African Sebastian De Chaves replaced him in the second row. However, things picked up quickly for Nick Kennedy's men as Alex Lewington scored the opening try of the game on the ninth minute.

From there onwards, the Irish completely took the charge of the game as they took a vital seven points lead at the end of the first half and extended it to a 21-point win with an even more impressive second half.

Apart from Lewington and Treviranus (20, 46), Arno Botha (35), Tom Fowlie (66) and Joe Cokanasiga (79) scored tries for the visitors.

Fullback James Marshall managed to convert six out of the eight tries for the Irish.

Aled Summerhill (15), Seb Davies (29) and Corey Domachowski (72) scored tries for the hosts while fly-half Steve Shingler converted all three as the Cardiff effort fell abundantly short of the visitors.

 

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