RUGBY Welsh got their new Midlands 5 West (South) division campaign off to the best possible starts after recording an emphatic 45-10 victory over last season’s bogey team Copeswood.
The foundation for the win came from the pack and in particular the scrummage where the front row of Richards Grant and Parkinson dominated as the home side scored seven tries on their way to a comfortable win.
Welsh took the lead in the opening five minutes when second row Jamie Roche went on a powerful run and burst through several tackles to score a try which Angus Wilson converted.
Shortly afterwards the ever impressive Adam Bond burst through the midfield defence for an unconverted try.
Copeswood responded with an unconverted try but Welsh were in control and Lorenzo, playing in an unaccustomed wing position, showed good strength to score a try converted by Wilson.
The bonus point victory was sealed by half-time when Andy Higham crashed over for a try again converted by Wilson.
The second half saw Copeswood score their second try but Welsh continued to generally dominate proceedings despite frustratingly giving away a series of penalties.
Adam Bond and Jamie Roche scored their second tries of the match following further Welsh pressure both well converted by Wilson.
Welsh had chances to increase their lead but had to be content with a final late try from Matt Richards who scored from close range following a good run from winger Chris Grant.
An excellent start for Welsh which will give plenty of hope for the rest of the season and they now prepare for a friendly match against Aylestone Athletic on September 24.