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Emerging Ireland 51-3 Uruguay

Updated: Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 21:24 | Comments

Paddy Butler, who scored two tries, tackles Jeronimo Etcheverry of Uruguay
Paddy Butler, who scored two tries, tackles Jeronimo Etcheverry of Uruguay

Paddy Butler bagged two tries as the Emerging Ireland side secured a simple 51-3 win over Uruguay in the IRB Nations Cup.

Butler was one of three Irish try-scorers in the first half, Craig Gilroy and Michael Kearney getting the other tries at the Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf in Bucharest.

Uruguay opened the scoring through a Joaquin Prada penalty, but thereafter Ireland assumed control. 

JJ Hanrahan converted two first-half tries and added a penalty to leave the half-time score at 22-3.

After the break, Butler secured the bonus point, before a penalty try, an effort from Billy Holland and finally a late touch-down from Paul Marshall pushed Ireland to 48 points.

Hanrahan's late penalty ensured Ireland crossed the half-century mark.

Ireland play Romania on Sunday.

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