Connacht Rugby's Women's Plate Final was held at Dubarry Park, Athlone on Sunday 9th October 2016. Buccaneers RFC hosted Tuam RFC and conditions were excellent. What we saw was a fantastic and entertaining game of rugby flowing from end to end with hard tackling and two teams giving their all. Tuam took the lead through a try only for Buccs to storm back with a try of their own which was converted. Buccs grabbed two more tries before the break converting one leaving the half-time score 19-5 in favour of the hosts. Tuam were on fire at the start of the second half running in a try on the kick-off return and scoring another within minutes to narrow the gap to four points. But, back came Buccs scoring two tries under the posts which were converted. The sides exchanged tries before the end with Buccs again converting to leave the final score Buccaneers RFC 40 Tuam RFC 20.
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