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First XV - Match centre

Watford
London French
C Routley (2), S Holloway, J Wilkinson (2)
Tries
S Menzies (3)
Conversions
S Menzies
Penalties
Sat 29 Sep TBC - London & SE Division - Herts/Middlesex 2 Full time

Mon Dieu

Watford were back to winning ways with a BP win over London French

Following the disappointment of the previous weeks narrow defeat to London Scottish, a Watford side showing 7 changes in personnel were hoping to get back to winning ways. With conditions much more suited to fast paced running rugby, Watford were keen to implement their new game plan and put some league points on the board.

The home side started like the proverbial house on fire, dominating territory and possession. Hancock and Routley were industrious in the loose, Holloway at centre always a threat in his first appearance of the season. With 8 minutes gone, Menzies punished French indiscipline with 3 point – no more than Watford deserved.

Despite Watford enjoying the majority of possession and territory, French looked dangerous with the ball in hand. A French foray into Watford territory saw the men in red stray offside, an excellently struck penalty bringing French level.

WRFC1st XV vs London French - 29 September 2018
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This wasn’t to last for long, Watford immediately back on the attack and opening their try scoring account after a typically destructive run from Sam Holloway with a conversion added by Menzies. Routley then bulldozed over from close range, before Wilkinson dotted down following a period of sustained pressure.

Half time, Watford 22-3 up and looking for a bonus point in the second period.

The home side picked up where they left off, Braun and Bram at half back controlling the tempo with aplomb. Despite this, it was the visitors who opened the scoring with their only try of the afternoon following a terrible bounce of the ball which wrong footed the Watford backfield cover. Not to be deterred, the home side went in search of a fourth try which was duly delivered via a fine solo effort from Wilkinson. The cherry on top came with Routley’s second thanks to an excellent offload from substitute McClennon.

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Chris Routley

Player of the Match

Chris Routley

Key moments

10:00
Penalty Scott Menzies kicks a penalty for Watford
15:00
Try Chris Routley scores for Watford
16:00
Conversion Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
24:00
Try Sam Holloway scores for Watford
36:00
Try Joshua Wilkinson scores for Watford
37:00
Conversion Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
56:00
Try Chris Routley scores for Watford
70:00
Try Joshua Wilkinson scores for Watford
71:00
Conversion Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford

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Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Chris Routley is awarded player of the match for Watford
71:00 Conversion 34 - 0
Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
70:00 Try 32 - 0
Joshua Wilkinson scores for Watford
56:00 Try 27 - 0
Chris Routley scores for Watford
End of period 1
37:00 Conversion 22 - 0
Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
36:00 Try 20 - 0
Joshua Wilkinson scores for Watford
24:00 Try 15 - 0
Sam Holloway scores for Watford
16:00 Conversion 10 - 0
Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
15:00 Try 8 - 0
Chris Routley scores for Watford
10:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Scott Menzies kicks a penalty for Watford
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As it happened

  • Watford
  • London French
  • 0
  • Scott Menzies Penalty 10:00'
  • Chris Routley Try 15:00'
  • Scott Menzies Conversion 16:00'
  • Sam Holloway Try 24:00'
  • Joshua Wilkinson Try 36:00'
  • Scott Menzies Conversion 37:00'
  • Chris Routley Try 56:00'
  • Joshua Wilkinson Try 70:00'
  • Scott Menzies Conversion 71:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
4. London Scottish 2nd XV 0 0
5. Mill Hill 0 0
6. Old Millhillians 0 0
7. Pinner & Grammarians 0 0
8. Uxbridge 0 0
9. Watford 0 0
10. West London 0 0

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