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Michael Heaney's precision can't inspire Ulster Ravens to take flight

Ulster Ravens lost the three-game mini-series against Munster A 2-1 after falling to a 41-27 defeat yesterday at the neutral venue of Naas in Co Kildare.

Tries from Kyle McCall, Peter Nelson and Stephen Mulholland along with 12 points from the boot of Michael Heaney, who kicked all three conversions and added two penalties, were not enough to derail Munster A, who crossed for six touchdowns.

The Ravens fought back after going 10-0 behind early on and, after trailing 17-13 at half time, even managed to take the lead following Nelson's score though it proved short-lived with Munster A adding three converted tries and a penalty to seal it.

Meanwhile, former Ulster and Ireland player Jeremy Davidson has reportedly signed a contract extension as head coach at French club Aurillac, securing his future at the Pro D2 club until 2022.

Davidson joined in 2011 after leaving Ulster as forwards coach, and the former British and Irish Lion has impressed in his second stint coaching in France - he was previously at Castres - with Aurillac challenging for a play-off to make the Top 14.

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