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Newark Rugby Club get off to a flying start with a huge win over Sutton Coldfield in the Regional 2 Midlands North competition

Rugby season officially kicked off with teams from around the district taking to the field.

Newark got their campaign off to an excellent start as they defeated Sutton Coldfield 62-10.

They outscored the visitors by ten tries to one in an uplifting display that saw Sutton Coldfield struggling from the early stages.

Throughout the game, winger Josh Ashe contributed four tries, with two more coming from the man of the match, number eight James Brogden.

On the other wing, Ovi Gilder contributed a try as did prop Mattie Ashton.

In the second half which saw more hesitant play, substitute Waqalevu Aloesi and back-rower Will Seage also got on the scoresheet.

The side were some new faces on Saturday in centre Tommy Williams, who has joined from Sleaford, and another emerging colt in Will Alexander.

The score was 19-10 part way through the first-half before Newark walked away with the match stopping the visitors from putting any more points on the board.

It was a dominant performance from the 1st team who will host rivals Long Eaton this Saturday in a game that will have free entry for all, (kick-off 3pm).

Image: Richie Laurent.
Image: Richie Laurent.

Newark 2nds tied against Grimsby on the road in their opening league game as the game ended 21-21.

Billy Charles, playing at fly-half, scored two tries to be man-of-the-match. Newark’s other try came from winger Scott Edmed and Jack Drabble kicked three conversions.

The 2nds will travel to Moderns on Saturday, (kick-off 3pm).

Newark’s Colts team won at Lincoln on Sunday, 56-0.

They will play Market Rasen on Saturday at Kelham Road, kick off 1pm.

Ollerton put four tries on the board and Man of the Match, scrum-half Jack Cranmer dummied his way for a cracking try to get Ollerton two bonus points at the end.

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