JACK Taylor’s four-try haul helped Rugby Welsh storm to a ninth bonus point win of the season at Five Ways Old Edwardians in last weekend’s Midlands Five West (South) clash.
Welsh were comfortable 39-7 winners, and as a result of their additional point, have stretched their lead at the top to nine points over closest rivals Redditch.
It provided the visitors with the perfect revenge for October’s 36-24 defeat, with the outcome of the game never in doubt at Ash Lane this time around.
Within minutes of kick off, Rugby took a deserved lead when Taylor received the ball following a scrum before crossing the line for the opening five points.
Robin Tyerman provided the second try of the game, this time converted by Glenn Bond, before the hosts hit back with seven points of their own to reduce the deficit.
That was as good as it got for Five Ways however, as Rugby continued to dominate territory and extended their lead through a couple of Taylor tries before the half-time whistle sounded.
For his first, he found a gap out wide and cut inside, fending off a couple of failed tackles to score, followed by a move involving Adam Bond and Tyerman which resulted in the bonus point try.
The one-way traffic continued in the second half despite the best efforts of Old Eds, who were unable to prevent Taylor from surging to the try line a fourth time, with Glenn Bond successful in adding the extras.
A precise kick upfield from Ricky Reed set Adam Bond free to stride to the try line unopposed for an unconverted score, while Tyerman notched his second of the game in the corner to complete the scoring late on.
On Saturday (2.15pm), Rugby host tenth-placed Greyhound.