So Trinity was up 19-0 when I had to leave about 10 minutes into the second half. Hard to draw too many conclusions given the scrappy nature of a trial and the heavy conditions. Trinity looks a solid side, maybe short of a game-breaking star. They were solid defensively against a willing St Pats side. The forwards are mobile and committed, and the backs look willing to run the ball. Scrums were uncontested for some reason, and Trinity's lineout looked rusty: the lack of a key middle jumper may cost them against stronger sides. 9 Orly Hatton-Ward was sparky, 10 Kian Edmed was calm and well-organised. Wingers 11 Askew (elusive) and 14 Timperi (bulldozing) were effective in their contrasting styles and 15 Malik Amine was lively in attack. 5 Sam Niulala got around like a back-rower.
Trinity has some beef in the forwards, but all the big guys (especially 8 Alisi Leao) run very upright: they all need to lower the body height or they'll be easy to take down, despite their bulk.
Anyway, assuming they didn't implode in the last quarter, Trinity would be quietly happy with a decent start. And the game had very strong support from both schools, which was good to see.