London Irish v Bristol Bears, Sunday 30 March 2008.

London Irish 28-8 Bristol

On this day 12 years ago, London Irish hosted Bristol Bears on a Sunday afternoon in Reading, earning a 28-8 win.

Australian full-back Peter Hewat scored a try, three penalties and two conversions for the hosts at the Madejski Stadium.

Centre Seilala Mapusua and hooker Stuart Mackie grabbed themselves a try a piece, and along with the 18 points from the boot of Hewat, secured a Premiership victory for the Exiles.

A penalty from Hewat opened the scoring, with Mackie's try coming in the 23rd minute. Hewart successfully converted the try and his second penalty of the game followed, giving Irish a 13-3 lead at half-time.

The second half saw Mapusua's try, converted by Hewat, who then went on to score his third penalty and a try, giving Irish the 28-8 victory.


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