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Free-scoring Queen’s sink Waterpark

By Ciaran Donaghy

Queen’s moved into the top four of the Division Three table with a empathic 59-7 victory over Waterpark at the Dub.

The rampant students ran in nine tries and Director of Rugby Robbie Moore was delighted with the result especially after last week’s late defeat at Suttonians.

“We knew Waterpark were bottom of the table but they gave us a hard time last year, we started off very well and I thought after 15 minutes we’d score 50 points,” said Moore.

“At half time we were 17-7 up and allowed them back into the game. I’m pleased and in the end they ran out of steam, but we’ll meet a lot harder opposition in other matches.

“The basis is there our pack played very well and at the end of the day when you score 59 points you can’t complaint to much.”

Queen’s make the long trek to Nenagh this week before the All League breaks for the cup and internationals and Moore knows it’s important the students sign off with a win.

“I’d go down fairly confident if we can just keep our composure a little better but we have the pack there and the backs to be really competitive and with no serious injuries,” concluded Moore.

Queen’s opening salvo resulted in three tries within 15 minutes with Mark Atkinson, James Sanford and David McIlwane going over.

Ian Porter converted before Kieran Howlin got a converted try for the visitors.

The students played some dazzling rugby in the last 25 minutes and scored six more tries.

Flanker Garteh Hooks wrapped up the bonus point and added another try later in the game.

Brian Howard, McIwane, Michael Pyper and David Colvin completed the scoring.

Portadown are top of the table after a hard fought 10-6 victory of Barnhall at Chambers Park.

Hika Reid’s side had to come from 6-5 down to make it three wins in three games.

Stuart Douglas opened the scoring with a try but two Barnhall penalties meant the Dubliners led with minutes to go.

Kiwi full back Tom Overy won it for the home side by diving over in the corner.

Rainey lost 27-17 at Corinthians while there were first wins of the campaign for Ards and Banbridge.

Banbridge beat Sunday Well’s 23-0 at Rifle Park.

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