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Bonus point win for Newry

10 October 2018

Newry Firsts’ much-anticipated return to Telford Park went perfectly on Saturday, as the hosts got the better of visiting Virginia with a bonus point victory.

It was a must win for the Newry side that allowed them to leapfrog their opponents who have had a great start to the season. Virginia, having won the last few meetings between the teams, went into the game expecting another victory, but the speed of Newry in the opening minutes just proved too much. Jonathan ‘Taff’ Brown showed some excellent skill on two occasions, crossing the line twice to make it 12-0 at the end of the first quarter. Virginia rallied to reply before half-time, but their efforts were wasted as Cathal McNally drove the Newry pack forward and a great show of strength saw him over the line to end the half 19-0.

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