Report and Images Bangor 1s 41 v Donaghadee 1s 13

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Rodney Gray Cup returns to Bangor

Bangor’s good run of form continued with a convincing 41-13 league win against local rivals Donaghadee, regaining the Rodney Gray Cup in the process.

Rodney Gray Cup returns to Bangor

The afternoon got off to a great start with the clubhouse close to full capacity for the pre-match corporate lunch. Although many chose to stay indoors and view the game in comfort, many more gathered along the touchlines to watch this keenly contested fixture. North Down pride was at stake, with not only league points on offer, but also the Rodney Gray Cup which has particular importance for both sides.

As Donaghadee got the game underway, playing with the wind at their backs, conditions were good and the prospect of good running rugby was anticipated. The first scrum, after 5 minutes of play, heralded a problem for both sides. For Donaghadee, they were completely overpowered and saw their pack disrupted. However, for Bangor, the referee viewed Bangor’s power as being applied in an illegal fashion and penalised their pack as a result. The penalty kick from Bangor’s twenty two was pushed wide…………. see more at :-

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