Rugby:Super Tens success for Jersey Wanderers

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Playing in the final against Esher they scored a try in each half, both converted by captain John Creavy.The first score, by winger Nick Mildenhall, came early on from broken play after which time Esher dominated territory and possession.They couldn’t score, however, and Jerry Willis had an excellent game at scrum-half, as he constantly cleared his lines with long, raking kicks to touch.But this was a team performance and time after time in their own 22 Wanderers hauled their opposite numbers down.

Even when Esher could have scored, three times in the second half, they lost the plot.The first time, through on his own with no one to beat, the bulkiest player in the Esher pack suddenly veered to the left, slowed down, and was caught.After that, with the line at his mercy, another Esher forward knocked on and, in the final minute, the ball was spilled again when it would have been easy to tumble over the line to score.In between the last two scoring attempts Wanderers showed how it should be done when, from defence, the ball was fed through Creavy’s hands to Hinks, out along the line, back inside to Willis and out to Mick Mayo who raced for the line.It was a delight to watch, and the players and supporters from ten other mainland sides who were spectating were suitably impressed.In their A-pool Jersey went through to the quarter-finals by beating Cobham 21-12 and Warlingham 21-5.

In the quarter-finals they beat Old Halesowen 26-7 before beating Old Blues, one of the favourites and one of the most dangerous teams in the tournament, 26-5 in the semi-final.Cobham won the Bowl final 35-0 against Rennes and Swanage and Wareham won the Plate final 28-0 against Warlingham.Results: Old Blues 33, Old Halesowen 12; St Agnes 33, Old Tavernians 0; Esher 33, Swanage and Wareham 12; Jersey 21, Warlingham 5; Old Blues 56, Alton 0; St Agnes 54, Fawley 0; Esher 28, Rennes 7; Warlingham 7, Cobham 28; Alton 7, Old Halesowen 26; Fawley 0, Old Tavernians 26; Rennes 19, Swanage 7.

Quarter-finals: Jersey 26, Old Halesowen 7; Old Blues 33, Cobham 5; St Agnes 40, Rennes 12; Esher 28, Old Tavernians 0.

Semi-finals: Jersey 26, Old Blues 5; St Agnes 7, Esher 21.

Final: Jersey 14, Esher 0.

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