Wicklow tipped off, worked up the left hand side. They turned over a Lansdowne lineout, mauled well, and released a strong runner to score in the right hand side. Lansdowne tipped off again, and turned over possession in the ensuing ruck, despite strong work by Karak Moran. Once again their try-scorer threatened the Lansdowne line, but a man & ball tackle from Sam Berman lead to a knock-on and scrum to Lansdowne.
Fast ball from the scrum was put through the hands along the back line, with Louis Dunne just being bundled into touch near the Wicklow 22. Wicklow made little ground thanks to strong tacking from Matthew Jennings. Lineout to Lansdowne, led to some excellent rucking and mauling, with strong ball carrying from Cian Ryan and Shaun McDonald, Ben Golding, and a series of penalties against Wicklow.
After a penalty to Wicklow for going of their feet, Lansdowne counter-rucked and Conn Phelan sent the ball out the back line again, through Hugh Moran and Sam Berman, leading to a lineout on the Wicklow 5 metre line. Loose ball from the lineout gave Lansdowne the opportunity and Louis McGauran crossed the Wicklow line with the ball, just as the clock ticked past 8 minutes!
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