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1st XV - Match centre

Rugby Lions
Kettering
Tries
G Newman, J Daniel (2), E Drake Lee, S Fraher, J Plowright, A Bayley, J Newman
Conversions
J Daniel (7)
Sat 23 Mar 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 1 East Full time

No escape for the Lions

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The Blues continued their fine run of form with a comprehensive 24-54 win at Rugby Lions at the weekend.

With the end of the season only 4 matches away, and a guaranteed home play-off place at stake, the Blues were in no mood to relinquish there hold on top spot in Midlands 1 East, after Paviors closed the gap to 5 points the weekend before.
Kettering began the game at a furious pace and skipper George Newman crashed over after several minutes of intense pressure on the Lions line. Joe Daniel converted to open up a 7 point lead after 3 minutes.
5 minutes later, and with no respite for the home side, Daniel himself scored wide out and converted his own try, for a 14 point lead.
With less than 15 minutes gone, a wonderfully floated wide pass from Daniel was willingly accepted by Ed Drake-Lee and the young Colt crossed in the corner. Daniels exceptional conversion sailed through the posts and Kettering were 0-21 to the good with less than a quarter of the game gone.
Lions responded and scored a try under the posts, which was inexplicably missed, to reduce the gap to 16 points. 5-21.
Steve Fraher was next to cross from close range. Daniels conversion attempt this time drifted wide, but the Blues lead was extended to 5-26.
With half-time approaching Daniel scored his second try of the game, adding the extra's to send the Blues into a 5-33 lead at the break.
The second half began as the first and Josh Plowright burst through for a try, again converted by Daniel, 5-40, before some slack defence allowed the home number 8 to score an unconverted try. 10-40.
By this point Kettering were ringing the changes and this led to some disruption, but the Blues continued to dominate and Bruce Keir unselfishly offloaded to Joe Newman for the centre to score and Alex Bayley then crossed to take the Blues over the 50 point mark. Daniel added the extra's to both scores, to complete another exceptional kicking display, and a personal 24 point haul. 10-54
Lions never gave up and scored two late tries, both of which were converted to leave the final score:

Rugby Lions 24 - 54 Kettering

RAJ Man of the Match: Josh Plowright

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Key moments

2:00
Try George Newman scores for Kettering
3:00
Conversion Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering
7:00
Try Joe Daniel scores for Kettering
8:00
Conversion Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering
12:00
Try Edward Drake Lee scores for Kettering
13:00
Conversion Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering
23:00
Try Steve Fraher scores for Kettering
35:00
Try Joe Daniel scores for Kettering
36:00
Conversion Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering
42:00
Try Josh Plowright scores for Kettering
43:00
Conversion Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering
46:00
Try Joe Newman scores for Kettering
47:00
Conversion Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering
66:00
Try Alex Bayley scores for Kettering
67:00
Conversion Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering

Highlights

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67:00 Conversion 0 - 54
Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering
66:00 Try 0 - 52
Alex Bayley scores for Kettering
61:00 Yellow Card
Dan Martin is yellow carded for Kettering
47:00 Conversion 0 - 47
Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering
46:00 Try 0 - 45
Joe Newman scores for Kettering
43:00 Conversion 0 - 40
Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering
42:00 Try 0 - 38
Josh Plowright scores for Kettering
End of period 1
36:00 Conversion 0 - 33
Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering
35:00 Try 0 - 31
Joe Daniel scores for Kettering
23:00 Try 0 - 26
Steve Fraher scores for Kettering
13:00 Conversion 0 - 21
Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering
12:00 Try 0 - 19
Edward Drake Lee scores for Kettering
8:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering
7:00 Try 0 - 12
Joe Daniel scores for Kettering
3:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Joe Daniel kicks a conversion for Kettering
2:00 Try 0 - 5
George Newman scores for Kettering
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As it happened

  • Rugby Lions
  • Kettering
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  • George Newman Try 2:00'
  • Joe Daniel Conversion 3:00'
  • Joe Daniel Try 7:00'
  • Joe Daniel Conversion 8:00'
  • Edward Drake Lee Try 12:00'
  • Joe Daniel Conversion 13:00'
  • Steve Fraher Try 23:00'
  • Joe Daniel Try 35:00'
  • Joe Daniel Conversion 36:00'
  • Josh Plowright Try 42:00'
  • Joe Daniel Conversion 43:00'
  • Joe Newman Try 46:00'
  • Joe Daniel Conversion 47:00'
  • Dan Martin Yellow Card 61:00'
  • Alex Bayley Try 66:00'
  • Joe Daniel Conversion 67:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Kettering 26 117
2. Paviors 26 106
3. Oadby Wyggestonians 26 95
4. Peterborough 26 93
5. Oundle 26 89
6. Lutterworth 26 87
7. Towcestrians 26 72

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