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1st XV - Match centre

London Welsh
London French
Sat 10 Mar 13:30 - London & SE Division - Herts/Middlesex 1 Full time

London Welsh 1st XV with record win

As the team at the bottom of the league is blown away

Teams from either end of the league table met at Old Deer Park, unfortunately the gulf in class was evident as London Welsh ran in 15 tries with no response. Coaches Cai Griffiths and Sonny Parker watching from the stand, must have been pleased with a Welsh display where the players kept up the level of intensity until the final whistle in attack and defence, when it could easily have dropped. The pick of the tries was a length of the field try from flying winger Fred White involving nearly all team. Elis Staines Welsh scrum half, enjoying his debut season at London Welsh, also notably bagged four tries. Man of the match, openside flanker Morgan Browne revelled in the open game, and put in some bone crunching tackles in defence. Wil Davies' first try was the 1st XV's 100th of the league campaign and, demonstrating strength is defence as well as attack, it is now over 300 minutes of playing time since they conceded a point.

London French have lost a number of their formidable pack from last season (when they narrowly missed out on promotion), and to their credit kept tackling to the end in this one sided game.

Focus now turns next Saturday and the re-arranged game with Bank of England where a win would secure promotion. The coaching team will be happy to get through this game without further injuries this week. We expect a much closer game next week at Old Deer Park. Kick off 14.45 please come and support the club in this crucial fixture.

London French March 18
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Try Scorers:
Samuel Mahoney
Wil Davies [x2]
Rory Noble
Elis Staines [x4]
Fred White [x2]
Sam Canning-Birtles
Lloyd Davies
Rhys Tudur Davies [x2]
Ben Cullen
Rhys Tudur Davies [x8]

Videos and photos

London French March 18
60 photos
London French March 18

Team selection

Tudur Davies, Rhys Tudur Davies, Rhys
Davies, Wil Davies, Wil
Noble, Rory Noble, Rory
Gabe, David Gabe, David
White, Fred White, Fred
Davies, Lloyd Davies, Lloyd
Staines, Elis Staines, Elis
Morgan, Gareth Morgan, Gareth
Laybourne, Alex Laybourne, Alex
Griffiths, Cai Griffiths, Cai
Baldwin, Tomas Baldwin, Tomas
Canning-Birtles, Sam Canning-Birtles, Sam
Mahoney, Samuel Mahoney, Samuel
Cullen, Ben Cullen, Ben
Weir, Marc Weir, Marc

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. London Welsh 19 89
2. Royston 19 77
3. Bank of England 19 66
4. Saracens Amateurs 19 48
5. Barnet Elizabethans 18 46
6. Old Actonians 19 46
7. Staines 19 44


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