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Cian Kelleher made a try-scoring debut for Emerging Ireland as they ran out convincing 33-7 winners over Rugby World Cup qualifiers Uruguay in Tbilisi this afternoon.
In humid conditions, Allen Clarke’s youngsters grabbed three tries inside the first quarter hour. Andrew Conway, a late call-up for Matt Healy (stomach bug), John Cooney and Cian Kelleher all touched down, and a penalty try was added on the stroke of half-time for a 26-0 scoreline.
There was an inevitability about the result at that stage and after a rather disjointed third quarter, the resilient Uruguayans seized the momentum to score a penalty try while Kelleher was in the sin-bin.
However, the Leinster prospect returned to charge through midfield in the last minute and set up replacement lock Ben Marshall for a final try under the posts which Rory Scannell converted to complete his own eight-point tally.
A second bonus point victory keeps Emerging Ireland on course to lift the Tbilisi Cup on Sunday – they face hosts Georgia in their final game at 7pm local time/4pm Irish time………….. full story on >> http://www.irishrugby.ie/rugby/fixturesandresults/34831.php