A 14-POINT LEAD has been opened up at the top of Midlands Five West (South) by Rugby Welsh after dismantling closest rivals Redditch 25-6.
It proves Welsh’s 11th bonus-point triumph this season, an impressive tally given their 13 victories recorded in all.
In the top-of-the-table clash at Alwyn Road, Rugby battled through the elements to take the game to Redditch, although it was the visiting side who took the lead with an early penalty.
The deficit only served to spur the hosts on however, and soon the scores were overturned when Adam Bond intercepted a pass inside his own half, embarked on a mazy run, before finishing with a dive over Redditch’s try line.
Jack Taylor added a second unconverted effort on the half-hour mark in the corner, followed by a second penalty from the visitors to reduce the deficit before the break.
Rugby took the game by the scruff of the neck in the second half and ran away with the points after scoring 15 points without reply.
Keeping Redditch pinned in their own half, Jack Taylor finished off considerable pressure with the third try of the game, this time being converted by Glenn Bond, while Jamie Roche notched Welsh’s bonus-point try moments later.
Bond then sealed the win with a penalty on the hour mark, moving Rugby clear at the top ahead.
After a weekend off, Welsh return with a trip to eighth-placed Keresley on Saturday, March 7 (2.15pm).