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First XV - Match centre

Watford
Haringey Rhinos
P Dunlop, J Upton, C Routley, S Menzies (2), M Lee, T Williams, P Wilson , R Yates , P Harriott
Tries
S Menzies (6)
Conversions
Sat 26 Jan TBC - London & SE Division - Herts/Middlesex 2 Full time

Watford Extend Home Record

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Watford completed the perfect double over Haringey with a resounding 62 - 12 victory.

On a blustery day, Watford started strongly by taking the game to Haringey from the first whistle. Watford's pack set the tone up front with a dominant series of scrums - one Haringey put in being stolen before the home side marched their opponents fully 30 metres up the pitch. Given such a platform, Captain Bram was able to pull the strings from 10, man of the match Paul Dunlop scoring the first of Watford's ten tries after a fine break. Scott Menzies continued where he left off with the boot last week, 7-0 Watford.

7 soon became 12, another Watford scrum seeing Jack Upton with a great finish after good work from Lee, Hill and Williams down the blindside. Unfortunately for the men in red, white and blue their set piece was soon nullified thanks to Haringey injuries however this didn't stop the scoring, Menzies showing good pace to round the cover defence and score in the corner.

Haringey were nothing if not game, regular showing that they were up for a contest with increasing physicality. The visitors scored a try of their own after Watford switched off at an uncontested scrum, however we had the final say of the half when Christ Routley benefitted from good work by Paul Wilson soon followed by Martin Lee scoring from the back of a rolling maul.

Half time, bonus point in the bag.

head Coach Silver took the opportunity to experiment in the second half, back rower Meredith coming on in place of the impressive Mark Hill at 9, Hancock into the second row for Portway and Yates on the wing for Clancy. The changes did little to stall Watford's momentum, Williams managing to score under the posts after cutting an excellent line.

We were almost immediately back on the scoresheet once again, a knock on denying the Stags their 6th try of the afternoon. Watford were not to be denied however, pressure from Meredith and Harriott at the resulting scrum giving the industrious Paul Wilson a week deserved score. This was soon followed by Menzie's second score, a strong finish in the corner, before Lee and Landen combined to send Yatesy haring in from half way. There was still time for Watford to add their 10th, flanker Harriott continuing his fine form to bulldoze over.

Final score Watford 62 vs Haringey 12. A scrappy game despite the scoreline, but most importantly a bonus point in the bag. Watford have a week off (6 Nations!) before visiting Fellow top four side Old Milhillians on the 9th February.

MOTM - Dunners. Brilliant shift, tackled and carried all afternoon.

WOTW - Jack Upton. Blew a kiss. Saucy minx.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – March: Minehead Barbarians RFC

Paul Dunlop

Player of the Match

Paul Dunlop

Key moments

8:00
Try Paul Dunlop scores for Watford
9:00
Conversion Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
14:00
Try Jack Upton scores for Watford
20:00
Try Chris Routley scores for Watford
21:00
Conversion Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
30:00
Try Scott Menzies scores for Watford
39:00
Try Martin Lee scores for Watford
45:00
Try Tathan Williams scores for Watford
46:00
Conversion Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
54:00
Try Paul Wilson scores for Watford
55:00
Conversion Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
62:00
Try Scott Menzies scores for Watford
71:00
Try Richard Yates scores for Watford
72:00
Conversion Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
75:00
Try Pierre Harriott scores for Watford
76:00
Conversion Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Paul Dunlop is awarded player of the match for Watford
76:00 Conversion 62 - 0
Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
75:00 Try 60 - 0
Pierre Harriott scores for Watford
72:00 Conversion 55 - 0
Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
71:00 Try 53 - 0
Richard Yates scores for Watford
62:00 Try 48 - 0
Scott Menzies scores for Watford
55:00 Conversion 43 - 0
Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
54:00 Try 41 - 0
Paul Wilson scores for Watford
46:00 Conversion 36 - 0
Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
45:00 Try 34 - 0
Tathan Williams scores for Watford
End of period 1
39:00 Try 29 - 0
Martin Lee scores for Watford
30:00 Try 24 - 0
Scott Menzies scores for Watford
21:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
20:00 Try 17 - 0
Chris Routley scores for Watford
14:00 Try 12 - 0
Jack Upton scores for Watford
9:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
8:00 Try 5 - 0
Paul Dunlop scores for Watford
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As it happened

  • Watford
  • Haringey Rhinos
  • 0
  • Paul Dunlop Try 8:00'
  • Scott Menzies Conversion 9:00'
  • Jack Upton Try 14:00'
  • Chris Routley Try 20:00'
  • Scott Menzies Conversion 21:00'
  • Scott Menzies Try 30:00'
  • Martin Lee Try 39:00'
  • Tathan Williams Try 45:00'
  • Scott Menzies Conversion 46:00'
  • Paul Wilson Try 54:00'
  • Scott Menzies Conversion 55:00'
  • Scott Menzies Try 62:00'
  • Richard Yates Try 71:00'
  • Scott Menzies Conversion 72:00'
  • Pierre Harriott Try 75:00'
  • Scott Menzies Conversion 76:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Watford 14 39
2. London Scottish 2nd XV 3 12
3. Haringey Rhinos 8 12
4. Old Millhillians 3 10
5. Mill Hill 1 4
6. London French 3 4
7. Cuffley 1 0

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