The Ulster A team, sponsored by CD Group, finished off their Cara Cup tour with a 15-43 win over hosts New England Free Jacks on Sunday night.
Ulster opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a try from Man of the Match Zack McCall. The Free Jacks slotted a penalty on 17 minutes but Ulster responded quickly with a try from Ben Power, converted by Bruce Houston. The hosts then crossed the whitewash for the first time on 26 minutes, however Power’s midfield partner Stewart Moore got touched down just before half-time to leave it 10-17 at the break.
The sides traded tries in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, with scrum-half Graham Curtis scoring for Ulster and Houston converting. The young Ulster men then went on to blitz their opponents in the final half hour, running in three more tries courtesy of Jack Owens, Charlie Clarke and Iwan Hughes, with Houston adding two more conversions.
Ulster A team:
(15-9): Jack Owens; Iwan Hughes, Stewart Moore, Ben Power, Ben McCaughey; Bruce Houston, Graham Curtis;
(1-8): Callum Reid, Zack McCall, Corrie Barrett, JJ McKee, Jack Regan, Marcus Rea (captain), David McCann, Joe Dunleavy;
Replacements: Claytan Milligan, Caleb Montgomery, Bradley Luney, Lewis Finlay, Charlie Clarke, Michael Stronge.
2019 CARA CUP ROUND ROBIN RESULTS/FIXTURES:
Saturday 16th March
New England Free Jacks 7 Connacht Eagles 38
Union Point Sports Complex, Weymouth
Wednesday 20th March
Connacht Eagles 44 Ulster A 21
Union Point Sports Complex, Weymouth, 7.00pm local time / 11.00pm UK time
Sunday 24th March
New England Free Jacks 15 Ulster A 43
Union Point Sports Complex, Weymouth, 6.30pm local time / 10.30pm UK time
Saturday 6th April
New England Free Jacks v Munster A
Irish Cultural Centre, Canton, 4.00pm local time / 9.00pm UK time
Wednesday 10th April
Munster A v Leinster A
Union Point Sports Complex, Weymouth, 7.00pm local time / 12 midnight UK time
Sunday 14th April
New England Free Jacks v Leinster A
Harvard Mignone Field, Boston, 5.00pm local time / 10.00pm UK time