17 May 13
Harlequins has confirmed an exciting group of pre-season fixtures as it prepares for the start of the 2013-14 season.
Harlequins Academy boys Chris York, Ross Chisholm and Seb Jewell help to storm over Nuneaton and all get on the scoreboard at least once.
Esher looked as if they were going to score every time that they received the ball. It only took four minutes before Harlequins Academy player Seb Jewell darted over the line, followed a minute later by his Harlequins team mate Ross Chisholm who slalomed through the Nuneaton side to touch down. It was then Chris York's turn to head over the line, not once but twice. The first was after strong scrummaging, and the second was from bursting through the line from ten meters out, whilst dragging a man behind him. It was 50 points on the board at half time and Chisholm showed his athletic ability again in the second half by taking the left touchline route and replicating his first try. Nuneaton's only reply was when their scrum half went over from close range. 67-5 in the end and Esher remain at the top of the table.
National League 2 South
Richmond's lack of concentration towards the end of this game cost them a vital win.
Lydney started out the stronger, but missed a penalty. They made up for the loss by racing half the field to touch down.
Twenty five minutes in, a mass brawl started and a player from each side was sin binned. Lydney tried to extend their lead with another penalty kick but it unfortunately came off the bar to take them into half time 0-3.
Richmond came out in the second half to score first and were unlucky not to take the lead after one of their penalties hit the bar. Lydney moved into Richmond's half to score again, 7-14. One more try and two penalties put Richmond ahead to 20-14 but a last gasp try from Lydney with a conversion saw them edge out Richmond 20-21 with the last whistle.
Rosslyn Park 6
Ben Worthing scored a last minute, injury time try to disappoint Rosslyn Park.
The First half was a very tight affair, where both teams looked scared to try anything that might allow them to slip up. This led to the forwards taking the ball and keeping a tightly run pack, leading the teams into the changing room all square at half time.
The second half saw Park convert a penalty but it was cancelled out 60 minutes in by a Worthing penalty.
Park thought they had won after they converted a last minute penalty in normal time but Worthing never let their heads drop and took advantage of the fumble from Park after the restart. Worthing opted to kick to touch instead of the posts and used their forwards to full effect driving towards the line. Park held up well and didn't give away a penalty but Worthing managed to find a gap and crash over the line to come out on top with an 8-6 win.