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Queen's pushing on through pack power

By Michael Sadlier

Queen's University have now been elevated to third after their 27-15 bonus point win over Blackrock at the Dub.

And this result was largely grafted out by their ever-improving pack, now coached by former Ulster prop Bronson Ross who is also playing for them.

Three of the students' four tries came from their set-piece with Zac McCall and Bryan Cunningham being mauled over before their scrum earned a penalty try. "Bronson is a really good influence and it's really satisfying to see the work we are doing coming through," said head coach Bob Young.

Banbridge shaded a 7-5 win over Cashel at Rifle Park but no longer head the 2A table.

Basement side Belfast Harlequins were slaughtered 73-5 at Highfield while Malone drew 16-16 to Sunday's Well.

Division 2B leaders Armagh registered their seventh straight victory in a 71-10 and 10-try demolition of Thomond.

Dungannon drew 10-10 with Bective but City of Derry suffered a 59-0 hammering at Old Crescent. In 2C, Rainey stayed top after beating Tullamore 25-21 and Bangor moved up to third after a 20-13 win over Seapoint.

Div 2A: Banbridge 7 Cashel 5, Highfield 73 Belfast Harlequins 5, Malone 16 Sunday's Well 16, Nenagh 28 Corinthians 6, QUB 27 Blackrock 15

Div2B: Armagh 71 Thomond 10, Dungannon 10 Bective 10, Barnhall 71 Wanderers 10, Old Crescent 59 City of Derry 0

Div 2C: Bangor 20 Seapoint 13, Kanturk 8 Bruff 36, Sligo 20 Midleton 22, Tullamore 21 Rainey 25.

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