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London Irish 16-25 Scarlets

London Irish (13) 16
Try: Sevreali'i Con: Malone Pens: Malone 3
Scarlets (12) 25
Try: Williams Con: Shingler Pens: Shingler 6


Steven Shingler
Shingler kicked a conversion and six penalties for Scarlets

Scarlets won 25-16 at London Irish despite trailing by a point at half time to bring them nine points from their first two LV= Cup matches.

Irish went ahead when Chris Malone's neat chip was collected by Daniel Bowden before Elvis Sevreali'i was set up for a try which was converted.

Four Steven Shingler penalties brought the Welsh side back in it.

The vital try for them came when Richard Thorpe was sin-binned, and Lee Williams scored from a scrum.

Shingler converted that, and with six minutes to go, added another penalty to make it 22-16.

The Exiles' last hope evaporated when Malone missed a crucial penalty one minute later before Shingler knocked over one from inside his own half to seal a notable win.

In contrast, with two defeats, no points and games against Gloucester and Northampton to come, Irish have little hope of progressing to the knock-out stage.


London Irish: Lennard, Watson, Seveali'i, Bowden, Joseph, Malone, Allinson, Murphy, Paice, Rautenbach, Kennedy, Garvey, Low, S. Armitage, Hala'ufia.

Replacements: Ojo for Bowden (52), Corbisiero for Murphy (52), Buckland for Paice (62), Ion for Rautenbach (52), Casey for Low (62), Thorpe for Hala'ufia (52).

Not Used: Yarde, Lamb.

Sin Bin: Thorpe (60).

Scarlets: Evans, L. Rees, Reynolds, S. Williams, L. Williams, S. Shingler, Roberts, John, Phillips, P. Edwards, A. Shingler, Day, Fa'amatuainu, J. Edwards, Morgan.

Replacements: Fenby for L. Rees (55), R. Jones for John (73), Owens for Phillips (57), Welch for Day (65), Cudd for Fa'amatuainu (71), Gardner for J. Edwards (57).

Not Used: G. Davies, A. Davies.

Att: 9,795

Ref: Greg Garner (RFU).



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