Brython Thunder pair Meg Davies and Katie Mackay tackle Clovers centre Kayla Waldron

Celtic Challenge: Clovers beat Brython Thunder as Wolfhounds overcome Edinburgh

Brython Thunder pair Meg Davies and Katie Mackay tackle Clovers centre Kayla WaldronBrython Thunder pair Meg Davies and Katie Mackay tackle Clovers centre Kayla Waldron

Clovers overcame Brython Thunder 20-5 in the Celtic Challenge game at Energia Park, while fellow Irish side Wolfhounds beat Edinburgh 27-17.

Tries from Ailsa Hughes, Ruth Campbell and Sadhbh McGrath helped Clovers to a first win of the campaign.

Wolfhounds made it back-to-back victories after a bonus-point win in Scotland at Hive Stadium.

Aoife Wafer bagged two tries, while Sarah Delaney, Natasja Behan and Brittany Hogan also touched down.

Edinburgh led through a Emma Orr try but Wolfhounds hit back with Delaney, Behan and Wafer going over to help them to a 15-7 lead at the break.

Hogan barrelled over for a converted bonus-point try before Wafer completed her double.

Cieron Bell and Orr scored late tries for the Scots but the Wolfhounds won to top the early standings.

It was 5-5 at half-time in the Dublin encounter with an Alisa Hughes try putting Clovers in front, before Brython Thunder captain Alex Callender levelled for the visitors.

Clovers moved up a gear in the second half with tries from Campbell and McGrath, while Méabh Deely kicked five points as they bounced back from the defeat by Wolfhounds in their opener.

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