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Newark Rugby Club goes down 33-26 against Peterborough in Papa John's Community Cup

Newark Rugby Club 1st team went down 33-26 in the first round of the Papa John's Community Cup against a powerful Peterborough Rugby Club side.

Despite Newark producing devastating pace at times, it was not enough to pip a strong Peterborough team in the first round of the RFU knock-out competition.

Peterborough proved too powerful upfront and took an early lead through two tries for a 14-0 advantage in the Papa John’s Community Cup 1st round.

Newark in action. Image by Rob Currell.
Newark in action. Image by Rob Currell.

That scoreline looked to be the half-time mark until Newark struck in the final moments, fly half Potene Rolls-Paewai skilfully working captain Will Britten through a narrow gap for a much needed score.

Peterborough started the second half on the attack and crossed for the third time to extend their lead to 19-5.

Winger Scott Edmed then crossed for Newark before Peterborough used their forward power to gain a fourth try.

Substitute flanker Alex Tuscher, on break from Leeds University, dashed clear twice in between a further try from Peterborough occurred before the final whistle.

In their Papa John's Community Cup game, Southwell Rugby Club 1st's went down 38-7 against an impressive West Leeds side as Southwell travelled away to Yorkshire for the match.

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