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1st XV - Match centre

Rochford Hundred
Campion
N Grier, M Stewart (2), M White, T Corbet, m billings (2)
Full time
M Stewart (3)
Sat 4 Mar 15:00 - London & SE Division - London 2 North East

ROCHFORD BOUNCE BACK IN STYLE

Report by Graham Pratt

After the disappointment of their previous outing at Romford the Magnolia Road side responded in a very positive way by scoring 7 tries in a fast and entertaining game.

In fact if they had been more clinical in their finishing Rochford would have scored more tries but that will come if they continue to play like they did in this match.

Rochford started with confidence playing with aggression and pace and were unlucky not to score in the opening minutes.

Eventually pressure told and hooker Nik Grier stormed over to score and Matt Stewart added the extra two points and soon after that Stewart ran through for a fine individual try.

At this stage it was all Rochford driving through their forwards and moving the ball quickly through the backs.

Next up was winger Matthew White, who had earlier just missed out scoring, showing plenty of skill and determination to beat the opposition and speed over for a great try. Stewart converted to put his side 19-0 up at half time.

The set scrums were reasonably even up to then and Rochford performed well in the lineout where flanker David Rufai was impressive winning good ball at the back which allowed his team to launch a number of attacks.

David is also a very good tackler and shined in the loose as did No.8 Louis Warner who appeared to be everywhere in attack and defence all afternoon.

Campion responded with a penalty kick early in the second half and upped their game to put Rochford under pressure and were rewarded with another penalty to reduce the deficit to 19 – 6.

The visitors never gave up the fight and they enjoyed more possession in the second session but gradually the fitness and skill level of the home outfit started to tell.

Captain Stewart finished off a fine move to score his second try and added the conversion to increase the lead.

Shortly after flanker Tom Corbet went over to score after good driving work from the forwards who were now dominating most aspects of play.

As often happens in matches the final quarter produces more open play as defences tire and teams on top find more space to play in.

Such was the case in this game as Rochford spread the ball wide and Full back mark billings showed his class to run in two more unconverted tries to finish off proceedings.

It was only just reward for Billings’ efforts all afternoon where he had been instrumental in coming into the line to set up many attacks.

A pleasing result for team and supporters and showed, once again, when Rochford put their minds to it they can play some pretty good rugby.

Due credit to Campion for contributing to a good ,fast and entertaining game and in spite of their struggling position showed plenty of spirit and resolve.

Key moments

6:00
Try Nik Grier scores for Rochford Hundred
6:00
Conversion Matt Stewart kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
15:00
Try Matt Stewart scores for Rochford Hundred
31:00
Try Matt White scores for Rochford Hundred
31:00
Conversion Matt Stewart kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
53:00
Try Matt Stewart scores for Rochford Hundred
53:00
Conversion Matt Stewart kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
58:00
Try Tom Corbet scores for Rochford Hundred
76:00
Try mark billings scores for Rochford Hundred
77:00
Try mark billings scores for Rochford Hundred

Highlights

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77:00 Try 41 - 0
mark billings scores for Rochford Hundred
76:00 Try 36 - 0
mark billings scores for Rochford Hundred
60:00 Sub Off
Nik Grier is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
60:00 Sub On
Ricky Wiseman is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
60:00 Sub On
Ryan Stephenson is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
60:00 Sub Off
Jake Knowles is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
60:00 Sub On
Louie Marshall is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
60:00 Sub Off
Jack Doherty is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
58:00 Try 31 - 0
Tom Corbet scores for Rochford Hundred
53:00 Try 24 - 0
Matt Stewart scores for Rochford Hundred
53:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Matt Stewart kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
40:00 Sub On
Matthew Bevan is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
40:00 Sub Off
Ricky Wiseman is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
End of period 1
31:00 Try 17 - 0
Matt White scores for Rochford Hundred
31:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Matt Stewart kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
15:00 Try 12 - 0
Matt Stewart scores for Rochford Hundred
6:00 Try 5 - 0
Nik Grier scores for Rochford Hundred
6:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Matt Stewart kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
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As it happened

  • Rochford Hundred
  • Campion
  • 0
  • Nik Grier Try 6:00'
  • Matt Stewart Conversion 6:00'
  • Matt Stewart Try 15:00'
  • Matt White Try 31:00'
  • Matt Stewart Conversion 31:00'
  • Matthew Bevan Sub On 40:00'
  • Ricky Wiseman Sub Off 40:00'
  • Matt Stewart Try 53:00'
  • Matt Stewart Conversion 53:00'
  • Tom Corbet Try 58:00'
  • Ricky Wiseman Sub On 60:00'
  • Nik Grier Sub Off 60:00'
  • Ryan Stephenson Sub On 60:00'
  • Jake Knowles Sub Off 60:00'
  • Louie Marshall Sub On 60:00'
  • Jack Doherty Sub Off 60:00'
  • mark billings Try 76:00'
  • mark billings Try 77:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Old Cooperians 22 60
7. Woodford 22 58
8. Rochford Hundred 22 57
9. Norwich 22 55
10. Ipswich 22 34
11. Holt 22 23
12. Campion 22 6

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