RFU Junior Vase Round 2
Rugby Lions 114
Rugby Lions were at their most destructive and ruthless as they despatched of Corby 114-3 in the Junior Vase.
In truth, it might have been more.
Squally conditions made expansive rugby tricky. That said, Lions made light work of a weighty Corby outfit, scoring at will through some impressive hard running.
After last week’s debacle at Stoke, they were keen to put on a show and unfortunately for Corby they were very much the victims of a relentlessly lethal backlash.
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The forwards laid the platform in an impressive display from all in the pack.
Direct running that would have caused problems for a lot of teams created space for a pacy backline and Lions ran in tries from everywhere on the field.
Matty Haycock and Isaac Orr – who have been outstanding for Lions this season – both played their last games before heading to Australia.
But Haycock caused huge problems for Corby with his direct approach racing in for two before leaving the field.
Captain Ben Husthwaite also, four tries were reward for his uncompromising approach.
Behind the pack, all in the backline enjoyed an industrious afternoon leaving Corby chasing shadows.
Director of rugby Steve King was delighted with the show saying: “When we’re on form, we’re good.
“We just need to take these performances on the road with us now.”.
Lions get back to league action this Saturday as they host Warwickians with a 2.15pm kick-off.