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Nottingham Outlaws
Sat 18 Jul 15:00 - League Full time


The Warriors were crushed by the Outlaws in Nottingham conceding 18 tries in a dark day for the club.

Some records stand for a lifetime, others are more transient and, after conceding a club record 84 points in their last game, the Warriors went one better, or several worse, by conceding 102 as they were hammered by Nottingham Outlaws at Highfields.

On a day where they celebrated 30 years of rugby league in the city, the Outlaws crossed for 18 tries including five in just ten minutes early in the second half.

The halfbacks ran riot with scrum half Paul Calland adding a goal to his four tries for an 18 point haul and Dan Smith booting 12 goals and crossing for a try for 28 points. There were doubles for Adam Cunliffe, Andy Musvabui and George Strachan while Will Ephraim, Reece Needham, Jon Christie, Adrian Chaima, man of the match Coryn Ward, Simon Morton and Adam Simm all joined the procession to score.

There was little to pick out of note from a dire team performance from the Warriors though Jake Thompson worked hard as did James Walter as he looks to regain fitness following a long-term injury.

The All Golds’ French triallist Kevin Aparicio showed some classy touches in attack and defence though had little opportunity to shine as did stand-off Danny Fallon. Fullback Darren Collier was solid, though too often he found himself facing two and three attackers.

The kicking game was only rarely effective and there was too little go-forward thanks to the Outlaws’ defensive line-speed and control of the ruck.

With only three of the side that beat the Outlaws 24-20 in April on show, the Warriors were in the game on the scoreboard at least when James Walter drove over from close range and Danny Fallon added the extras at the end of the opening quarter but thereafter the mistakes proliferated as did the missed tackles, the Outlaws’ well-oiled machine eased through the gears and the scoreboard continued to click over.

It was 46-6 at the break and there followed an extraordinary period of ten minutes when the Outlaws scored five tries with the Warriors defending well for three tackles and the Outlaws making the decisive break on the fourth occasion each time.

With the half century well and truly passed the score steadily mounted until Simm went over straight from a scrum to bring up the century. Smith goaled and the referee declared the contest over, though it was obvious to everybody that it had long-since been.

OUTLAWS: Adam Cunliffe; Andy Musvaburi, Adam Simm, Reece Needham, Adrian Chaima; Dan Smith, Paul Calland; Alex Wright, Oliver Crick, William Ephraim; Coryn Ward, Oliver Dale; George Strachan; INTERCHANGE: Sam Andrews, Simon Morton, Jon Christie, Chris Prime.

Tries; Paul Calland (2, 15, 44, 70), Will Ephraim (12), Reece Needham (21), Jon Christie (24), Dan Smith (26), Adam Cunliffe (33, 51), Andy Musvaburi (36, 42), Adrian Chaima (46), Coryn Ward (48), George Strachan (56, 64),Simon Morton (74), Adam Simm (79)
Goals; Dan Smith 12 from 15, George Strachan 1 from 1, Paul Calland 1 from 1, Simon Morton 1 from 1.

WARRIORS: Darren Collier; Matt Riddett, Nico Tarantino, Archie Gibbs, Alex Mahoney; Danny Fallon, Connor Jones (Capt.); Kevin Arapicio, Josh Williams, James Walter; Jamie James, Kirk Lewis; Jake Thompson; INTERCHANGE: Dan Lewis, Dario Tarantino, Darren Keith.

Tries; James Walter (18)
Goals; Danny Fallon 1 from 1.

Referee: Gareth Billingham (Castleford & Featherstone RLRS)

Ultimate Warrior: Jake Thompson

Conference League South Results – Round 2

Torfaen Tigers 14-28 The Raiders

Conference League South Results – Round 13

Leicester Storm 22-36 Coventry Bears A
Nottingham Outlaws 102-6 Gloucestershire Warriors
The Raiders 38-22 Sheffield Hallam Eagles
Valley Cougars 38-38 Torfaen Tigers

Oxford Cavaliers– Bye

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