A CONFIDENT away showing from Rugby Welsh propelled them into third place in Midlands Five West (South) following a 42-12 bonus-point triumph against Greyhound.
Six converted tries were a just reward for a display in which the visitors were always a class above the dogged hosts, meaning Rugby left Hereford with a fourth bonus point of the campaign.
Glenn Bond got the game up and running with a try that he then converted, marking his return to the team after injury in style.
Greyhound found the task of escaping their own half too much to handle and went further behind when Leigh Colledge’s forward drive took him to the try line mid-way through the half.
Again, as was the case with each of Rugby’s tries, the extras were successfully added by Bond.
Welsh ended the half 21-0 up after Jack Taylor raced into a gap to score the third converted try of the afternoon, with the second half following in a similar vein.
The bonus-point that the visitors craved was secured when Tony Reynolds crashed over the line.
It was, however, a score that sparked the hosts into life momentarily, as Greyhound ventured into Welsh’s half to score two without reply, including a penalty try.
Rugby recovered to finish off the afternoon on a high note, to the delight of the sizeable away following, when Matty Richards surged forward to allow Adam Bond to go over for a try.
Jack Taylor then duly accepted the task of finishing off the scoring following continued pressure in the closing stages.
Welsh return from a week off with a home game against Keresley on Saturday November 9 (2.15pm).