West Leeds RUFC Whitley Bay Rockliff

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West Leeds RUFC notch 115 points in cup

28 February 2016

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West Leeds 115 – 0 Whitley Bay Rockcliff

West Leeds RUFC went into this game knowing a win by a big margin would be needed to secure a home quarter final, writes Glenn Broadbent.

Having been denied the chance to build up any points by Barnard Castle’s disappointing decision to withdraw from the competition and free-scoring, tight-defending Littleborough having a 46-point advantage going into their final game at Dukifield points were a must.

It took just 14 seconds for West Leeds to score their first try, Calderwood scoring the first of his five tries of the afternoon and Dale Breakwell adding the first of his 15 conversions.

A full strength Wests dominated in every area of play, Rock who were without 3 first team regulars never troubled and rarely entered the home sides 22.

It was 35-0 after just 23 minutes and Wests were throwing the ball around with gay abandon. Breakwell was in excellent form with every aspect of his kicking.

By half time the score had reached 63-0.

Tries from Calderwood x3, Neave, Pearson, Booth, Carpenter, Damarell and Marshall all converted by Dale Breakwell.
The 2nd half continued in the same vein despite Rocks best efforts.

Calderwood added another 2. Neave 2. Stokes 2. Keir Breakwell 1 and Dale Breakwell added one for measure while converting 6 of the 8. Breakwell having his missed efforts greeted with ironic boos by the bumper crowd.

Even with this margin of victory there was still uncertainty as to the venue of the quarter final until the score came through from Dukinfield, Littleborough had won 15-22 and that means they visit Bluehill Lane on 12th March 2pm with the winner guaranteed a home semi-final.


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Big Red says:

Rockcliff had 3 1st XV regulars, not missing them