Collidge’s second visit to Cork could not replicate the previous week’s performance at UCC as a very impressive Cork Con team showed why the are current champions and are also unbeaten this season.
Collidge were 5-0 down after just 55 seconds and not much improved thereafter and went in at the break 22-10 in arrears. A Michael Milne converted try and a James Tarrant penalty were the Collidge first-half scorers.
Reduced to 14 players from just before half-time, matters did not improve for Collidge in the second half as they were held scoreless .. and Con added another 5 tries to their first half 4.
UCD: 15 David Ryan; 14 Jack Ringrose; 13 Gavin Mullin; 12 Eoin Barr; 11 Josh O’Connor; 10 James Tarrant; 9 Harry Donnelly; 1 Michael Milne; 2 Bobby Sheehan; 3 Evin Coyle; 4 Jonny Guy (Capt); 5 Cian Prendergast; 6 Ben Murray; 7 Alex Penny; 8 Ronan Foley. Replacements: 16 Richie Bergin; 17 Emmet Burns; 18 Bobby Leahy; 19 Luke Maloney 20 Andy Marks.