5th November 2017, 23:04 | university
By Dan Richardson
The Premier South saw a 78-0 home win for Gloucestershire over Nottingham Trent this week.
Liam Rice-Wilson, one of Gloucestershire’s three hat-trick hero’s, was given their man-of-the-match, but Callum Merret and Luke Kilford also scored three. James Mason, Errol Carter and Callum Bradbury got one each while Ben Stead scored twice and converted 11 attempts.
Despite being kept to nil, Laurence Green still managed to earn Nottingham Trent’s man-of-the-match award. Gloucestershire’s captain, Errol Carter, said: “It was important that we got a win and it was pleasing that it was a convincing one, especially keeping them to nil.
“It was a good team performance where we put right our wrongs from last week and many individuals excelled. This will give us momentum into next week’s game.”
Another big score line saw Loughborough earn an 88-12 away win over Exeter, with the home side only scoring twice through Matt Williams and Dom Brook. The later of which was given man-of-the-match for his side.
Tom Hughes was successful with both his conversions for Exeter. However, Loughborough’s Harry Chapman converted 14 attempts along with getting himself a try, meaning his points tally for the match was 32.
Charlie Clarke scored twice and was given the man-of-the-match while Elliot Hall scored four times and Josh Boulger got a hat-trick. Joe Spencely also scored a double with Jonty Cook, Isaac Riley and Lewis Lord scoring the remaining tries.
Exeter vice captain, Tom Pettengell, said: “It was a tough day for us, we were simply out classed by an inform Loughborough side, plenty to work on before next week.”
Elsewhere in the final game of the Premier South, Bath were beaten by visitors St Mary’s, 34-16. The away side ran in seven tries compared to the home team’s three.
Bath’s Ed McGuire, Cooper Bent and Ben Reid scored while Rory Hamilton converted twice, Hamish Fawcett was awarded his side’s man-of-the-match. Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Tom Firth earned the St Mary’s man-of-the-match.
Try scorers for the away side were Donovan Noble, Elis Staines, Josh Robson, Eric Sims, Charles Hammond, Andrew Little and Charlie Greene. Rhys Joel only converted three attempts.