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.
Wil Davies [x2]
Elis Staines [x4]
Fred White [x2]
Rhys Tudur Davies [x2]
Rhys Tudur Davies [x8]