It was third time lucky as West Leeds RUFC‘s big day out at the RFU Senior Vase Final at Twickenham ended in victory. Wests missed out last year and a few years previously but they completed a notable double when they beat Withycombe yesterday lunchtime. Glenn Broadbent was there.
A mixed 1st half saw Withycombe struggle with Wests’ pace and they were 21-0 up after 15 mins.
Withycombe hit back to make it 21-17. Despite the threat of a Devonshire comeback Wests scored a further three converted tries to make it 42-17.
— West Leeds RUFC (@WestLeedsRUFC) 8 May 2016
A consolation trie from Withycombe at the end made it 42-22. The West Leeds hoardes celebrated into the small hours and, as I write, the first bottle of Bud has been sighted at breakfast.
— Mark Penny (@MarkPenny1) 8 May 2016
“I’m honoured to be captain of this side,” said West Leeds RUFC captain and try-scorer Sam Neave. “Having lost last year, it’s amazing to win at Twickenham this time and to score twice made it even more special for me.”
— Gareth Jones (@garethjones25) 8 May 2016
Wests now move on to the third part of the treble with a quarter final tie at Bradford Salem on Wednesday.
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