Iona leave it late against Villa but claim win in “wide open” AIC competition

Two late tries to Iona helped seal an unlikely come from behind victory over close rivals Villanova on the opening weekend of the 2021 AIC competition.

Villanova led 18-10 late in the match and appeared to be in control, before momentum swung in the visitors favour.

“It was a wet afternoon and Villa looked in a winning position leading 18-10 in the second half,” Iona Head of Sport Keith Harron told Rugby News.