WESLEY College’s junior rugby side booked a place in the Fr Godfrey Cup final at Donnybrook on Tuesday with a superb 25-10 win over CUS.
The win came with the added bonus of a ticket to the Leinster Junior Cup main draw as two tries from Jamie Metchette powered their cause.
Wes’ took the first solid chance they made as hooker Jamie Kavanagh twice broke the gain line before lock Tadhg O’Neill crabbed sideways for centre Luke Fitzpatrick’s improvised pass to put full-back Jamie Metchette over in the fifth minute.
There was no immediate respite as CUS just couldn’t get their hands on the ball. The pressure continued until out-half Max Collins kicked a penalty in the eleventh minute.
And the combination between Fitzpatrick, Collins and Metchette put Wesley in position from which flanker Daniel Fives burst over from close range for 13-0 in the 24th minute, an imposing lead they held into half-time.
CUS came out renewed with energy, fly-half Jake Costello and wing Jones working an opening down the left.
Their lineout misfired twice to release the pressure and Wesley didn’t have to be asked twice to counter through Metchette’s pace.
It was a warning not fully heeded.
When Wesley came from deep again, Metchette had the footwork and speed to outflank CUS for a stunning try in the 39th minute.
CUS were resolute and creative in reply as they came hurtling down the left for Mangan to feed O’Farrell.
The kick ahead eluded the cover and O’Farrell dived on the ball for a fine try in the 43rd minute.
In return, the winners were methodical in moving forward for second row Tadgh O’Neill to claim their fourth try for Collins to convert.
The increasing give and take concluded with CUS replacement Jack Kellett crashing over for their second try.
Wesley will next face the winners from Temple Carrig school and St Mary’s, Diocesan in the Fr Godfrey Cup final and either St Andrew’s or Belvedere in the Junior Cup.

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