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9 months ago By Darren Berry

Last Saturday saw Totnes take on Exeter Saracens at Borough Park. This was Totnes's first home game for 3 weeks.

Even after all the heavy rain the pitch was in perfect condition for running rugby and that's just what the home side did.

It was a solid Totnes pack who controlled the game up front right from kick off. The pack made a platform from where they released quick ball to man of the match Scott Hingston at fly half, who not only kept his three quarter line moving at every oppurtunity, but made some excellent long range kicks to touch.

Totnes scored within 10 minutes after a break by Hingston who did all the running before slipping a pass to centre Andy Rive who crashed over under the posts. Conversion by Hingston 7-0

On the 20 minute mark, again quick ball from the Totnes 8 saw that man Hingston ghost through would be tacklers to score under the posts.
Conversion Hingston 14-0.

Saracens tried to make a game of it and were rewarded with a try wide out by their captain and fly half Joe Borden.

Not to be out done by the three quarters, Razzor Ruddock playing out of position in the front row for Totnes and with the help of his ever mobile pack and after continued pressure on the Scaracens line touched down in the corner.

Hingston continued to move the ball across the field and full back Jamie Mitchelmore joined the line .He powered through the defence before diving over the line in the corner for a well earned try.
24-5 half time.

In the second half Totnes continued the forwards pressure which resulted in Dave Boughton crashing over for a try.
With great support both in scrums and lineouts Totnes pressure resulted in a late try for Thomas Edmunds.converted by Hingston.
Final score 36-5 plus bonus points.

Totnes coach Mark Binnie said after the game,
"In spells, we played our best rugby of the season. Ben Townsend and i are happy how things are shaping up for the forthcoming league games.
This was a tough and resilient Saracens side bolstered by Exeter university players. The Totnes forwards dominated throughout, despite difficult weather conditions. Good forward ball meant that the backs played some excellent rugby, with man of the match scott Hingston's kicking and running game coming to the fore.
Special mention to old heads chris Life, Andy Rive and chairman Lex Keen who all played their part in his win.we have a tough local Derby next week against Buckfastleigh and the club an players are full of confidence and raring to go"

Totnes's back row Alex Smith breaks from the back of the line out.

Dick Evans
C/O Totnes Rugby Club
Mob 07847 141 240

Updated 13:43 - 2 Oct 2017 by Darren Berry

Where next?

TOTNES RUGBY CLUB PREPARE FOR THE VISIT OF EXETER SARACENS RFC. Your local rugby club entertain Exeter Saracens to Borough Park this saturday 30th September, in the Dave Butt Cup.kick off 3pm.


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