London Irish win but Ospreys seal EDF Energy Cup Semi

 London Irish hosted the Ospreys from Wales in the EDF Energy Cup final pool match at the Madejski Stadium and London Irish won by 23 points to 19.


The Ospreys however will go through to the semi-final of the EDF Cup after claiming a losing bonus point.


London Irish scored two tries in the first half through Seilala Mapusua and Sailosi Tagicakibau which set up a half time lead of 17-9 as James Hook had scored the Ospreys only points from three penalties.


The Ospreys came back in the second half as Nikki Walker scored a try which Hook converted.


London Irish’s lead from the first half however allowed them to defend the lead as Australian Peter Hewat added a couple of penalties which kept them ahead and eventually gave them the victory.  


Final Score London Irish 23 (17) Ospreys 19 (6)


London Irish
Tries – Mapusua, Tagicakibau
Con – Hewat 2
Pen – Hewat 3

Tries – Walker
Con – Hook
Pen – Hook 3


London Irish: Peter Hewat, Topsy Ojo, Elvis Seveali’i, Seilala Mapusua, Sailosi Tagicakibau, Shane Geraghty, Paul Hodgson, Clarke Dermody, David Paice, Faan Rautenbach, James Hudson, Bob Casey, Richard Thorpe, Steffon Armitage, Chris Hala’Ufia.

Replacements: Tonga Lea’aetoa, James Buckland, Kieran Roche, Declan Danaher, James Bailey, Peter Richards, Mike Catt

Ospreys: Jonny Vaughton, Nikki Walker, Tommy Bowe, Gavin Henson, Shane Williams, James Hook, Jamie Nutbrown, Filo Tiatia, Marty Holah, Tom Smith, Ian Evans, Ian Gough, Adam Jones, Huw Bennett, Paul James.

Replacements: Richard Hibbard, Craig Mitchell, Lyndon Bateman, Ryan Jones, Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar, Andrew Bishop

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