New England Free Jacks vs Ulster Ravens: Cara Cup

The third match of the Cara Cup will feature the New England Free Jacks vs the Ulster Ravens on Sunday, March 24 at Union Point Sports Complex in Weymouth, MA. Kickoff is at 6:30 pm and the match is being broadcast on NESNplus.

In the first match, the Connacht Eagles defeated the New England Free Jacks 38-7. The second had the Connacht Eagles vs Ulster Ravens/

Ulster will return to Ireland and the Free Jacks will wait to face Munster A on April 6 at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, MA.

Match Comments

New England Free Jacks Head Coach has made one change in his starters from the match against the Connacht Eagles. Owen Collins replaces Peter Lupton at inside center. There are also three changes in the reserves with Simon Courcoul joining the Free Jacks from Austin Elite Rugby at loosehead prop, Quentin Newcomber at tighthead prop and Ronan McCusker at lock.

Ulster Rugby A coaches Kieran Campbell and Willie Anderson have made five changes in their starters from the match against the Connacht Eagles. Ireland U20 Grand Slam stars Callum Reid and David McCann, at loosehead prop and flanker, respectively gain starts. Corrie Barrett joins them at tighthead prop. Backs changes include Bruce Houston at scrumhalf and Ben McCaughey at wing form the reserves. Jack Owen shifts from wing to fullback, Iwan Hughes from fullback to wing, and Graham Curtis, who scored two tries against Connacht, shifts from wing to scrumhalf.

Ross Kane, tighthead prop Peter Cooper and flyhalf Johnny McPhillips are out with injuries.

Squads with Player Article Links

New England Free Jacks: 1 Anthony Purpura 2 Steve Hinshaw 3 Dolph BothaJackson Thiebes 5 Conor KindreganOwen Hundt 7 Jon Kokinda 8 Pago Haini 9 Erik Thompson 10 Tadhg Leader (C) 11 Steve Dazzo 12 Owen Collins 13 Ahmad Harajly 14 Christian Adams 15 Danny Collins 16 Diego Maquieira 17 Simon Courcoul18 Quentin Newcomer 19 Aaron Cummings 20 Ronan McCusker 21 Oliver Engelhart 22 Bryan Ptomey 23 Peceli Rinakama

ULSTER A SQUAD: 1 Callum Reid 2 Zack McCall 3 Corrie Barrett 4 JJ McKee 5 Jack Regan 6 David McCann 7 Marcus Rea (C) 8 Joe Dunleavy 9 Graham Curtis 10 Bruce Houston 11 Ben McCaughey 12 Ben Power 13 Stewart Moore 14 Iwan Hughes 15 Jack Owens 16 Claytan Milligan 17 Caleb Montgomery 18 Bradley Luney 19 Lewis Finlay 20 Charlie Clarke 21 Michael Stronge

(All times EST)

Free Jacks 7-38 Connacht EaglesRecap, Preview
Saturday 16th March
Union Point Sports Complex, Weymouth MA

Connacht Eagles 44-21 Ulster ARecap, Preview
Wednesday 20th March, 7.00pm
Union Point Sports Complex, Weymouth MA

Free Jacks v Ulster A
Sunday 24th March, 6.30pm
Union Point Sports Complex, Weymouth MA

Free Jacks v Munster A
Saturday 6th April, 4.00pm
Irish Cultural Centre, Canton MA

Munster A v Leinster A
Wednesday 10th April, 7.00pm
Union Point Sports Complex, Weymouth MA

Free Jacks v Leinster A
Sunday 14th April, 5.00pm
Harvard Mignone Field, Boston MA

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