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Billingham Rugby Club
Acklam Hustlers
Sat 6 Jan 14:15 - League Full time

A complete performance (nearly)

16 tries 11 conversions helps put a stranglehold on the league

Welcome to 2018, and what a welcome, cold and wet, not our ideal conditions but a chance to show we can mix it up in the mud.
An early try after some good phases settle the nerves but followed by 15 minutes of frustration , cold hands and some strong defence keep it that way.
Eventually we go again and a steady stream of scores, mainly position through the forwards and finished by the backs brought us to 47 - 0 at half time.
The ruthless streak came out at half time with the talk of 1 more try, followed by 1 more try and not a thought of taking it lightly.
2nd half and we did exactly that with the scoreboard constantly ticking over.
Probably the most pleasing part of the game, 10 minutes from the whistle, Acklam camped on our 5 metre, Billingham 90+ points ahead and still we put everything on the line, awesome defence with not a thought of the opposition getting through.
Another couple of late tries and we went past the 3 figures.
I have to mention our visitors commitment. Up against a very strong 3TM on the day they never gave up and every one of the lads knew they they had been in a game with Acklam battling right to the end.
In the bar after finding out our closest rivals had lost and that gave us an 8 point lead plus a points difference of almost 300 in our favour means from here on it is ours to win or lose.
The only disappointing thing was 2, maybe 3 hat tricks and not a jug to be seen. I'm sure Luke, Carl and Luke will put that right soon enough.
Next week BBOB the only team we have played and not beaten with the game abandoned due to injury. Time to put that right.
3,3,3TM #OSIOS

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Team selection

Simpson, Lee Simpson, Lee
Harding, Shaun Harding, Shaun
Robinson, Carl Robinson, Carl
Bain, Luke Bain, Luke
Nadir, Sam Nadir, Sam
Carter, Richard Carter, Richard
Morgan , Harry Jon Morgan , Harry Jon
Blenkinsopp, Alexander Blenkinsopp, Alexander
Surtees, Phil Surtees, Phil
Gatley, Jake Gatley, Jake
Tennant, Craig Tennant, Craig
Bates, Paul Bates, Paul
Finney, James Finney, James
., mojo ., mojo
Thompson, Dale Thompson, Dale


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