Alex Alexander Memorial Trophy

The Alex Alexander Memorial Trophy, sponsored by the Waterford Private Residence Club, is heating up.

The Don Fosters Iguanas continued their unbeaten rugby season but it was very close to being over after a fine performance from the Queensgate Pigs Trotters.

The Trotters took an early lead with an Adrian Porter penalty before the Iguanas struck back with a penalty of their own.

The game was closely contested through the remainder of the first half with Porter adding two more penalties and the Iguanas rounding out the half with a try and conversion to bring the half time score to Pigs 9 Iguanas 10.

Almost immediately after the second half whistle blew, the Pigs advanced their lead with a 45 metre penalty from Porter to take back the lead.

Mat Bishop was sent to the sin bin after referee Adams produced the yellow card for a repeat infringement. This meant that the Iguanas were reduced to 14 men for ten minutes and the Pigs took full advantage of the fact, scoring a try and converting to go even further into the lead 19-10.

The Iguanas however kept their composure and slowly wore down the Pigs defences, scoring two further tries and leading 20-19 with minutes remaining. The Pigs had a great scoring chance right at the death of the game but they blundered and the ever resourceful Iguanas turned the ball over and ran 70 metres to score with the closing play of the game. So the Iguanas won 25-19 and both teams get a bonus point, the Iguanas for scoring four tries and the Pigs for a loss of less than seven.

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