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1st XV - Match centre

United Services, Portsmouth
Old Georgians
W Rolfe (2), B Neil, L Davies, M Hoskin, R Newton, S Mullane
Tries
Unknown
B Smith (5)
Conversions
Penalties
Unknown
Sat 1 Dec 14:00 - London & SE Division - London 3 South West Full time

All Round Performance From USP

USP put in a superb performance to take all 5 points.

United Services were able to put in an all-round performance in difficult conditions - running out 45 – 8 winners against a young and energetic Old Georgians. The games started at a quick pass with both teams trying to play attacking fast-paced rugby. Old Georgians started to infiltrate the USP’s 22m line, finally resulting in a penalty. Kick was successful leaving USP 3 points down. This seemed to wake USP up and they pounced on an Old Georgians’ mistake; after a number of phases Old Gs were deemed to have slowed the ball down at the break down illegally resulting in a penalty to USP. USP choice to go for the corner from the lineout resulted in a successful drive and try by Will Rolfe. USP then started to dominate the open exchanges, in almost identical fashion USP scored twice more with Bruce Neil and Luke Davies getting the next two scores. Both teams then exchanged the ball a number of times with handling errors. Old Gs broke the USP line from a clearance kick, allowing a two on one for Old Gs resulting in a try. Half time saw the score at USP 21 – Old Gs 8.

USP spoke about correcting the small errors made to ensure that they came out and controlled the game. USP started to dominate the second half with a number of powerful runs from the likes of Will Rolfe, Harry Bates and Harry Alexander and clinical handling skills started to reap the rewards for USP scoring a further 4 tries coming from Martin Hoskins, Ryan Newton, Will Rolfe and Sam Mullane. It was clear to see that USP had finally put in an all-round performance, after having a number of weeks playing below standard. Matt Wake was pleased with the superb performance and composure of all 18 players to get the result USP wanted: ‘we have not been meeting our own expectations over the past 4 weeks and are still getting results. The boys put in a huge shift during the week to ensure we were coming into the game fully prepared. This was clear after the first 20 minutes: our defence was well organised and attack started to keep the ball for a number of phases. I was also really pleased with the lads coming off the bench to make a huge impact in the contact area. We now go into the next 2 games looking to put in similar performances to keep us moving forward’.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Richard Neil

Player of the Match

Richard Neil

Key moments

3:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Old Georgians
6:00
Try Will Rolfe scores for United Services, Portsmouth
7:00
Conversion Ben Smith kicks a conversion for United Services, Portsmouth
14:00
Try Bruce Neil scores for United Services, Portsmouth
15:00
Conversion Ben Smith kicks a conversion for United Services, Portsmouth
24:00
Try Luke Davies scores for United Services, Portsmouth
25:00
Conversion Ben Smith kicks a conversion for United Services, Portsmouth
31:00
Try Try for Old Georgians
49:00
Try Martin Hoskin scores for United Services, Portsmouth
50:00
Conversion Ben Smith kicks a conversion for United Services, Portsmouth
56:00
Try Ryan Newton scores for United Services, Portsmouth
70:00
Try Sam Mullane scores for United Services, Portsmouth
71:00
Conversion Ben Smith kicks a conversion for United Services, Portsmouth
75:00
Try Will Rolfe scores for United Services, Portsmouth

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Richard Neil is awarded player of the match for United Services, Portsmouth
76:00 Missed Conversion
Ben Smith misses a conversion for United Services, Portsmouth
75:00 Try 45 - 8
Will Rolfe scores for United Services, Portsmouth
71:00 Conversion 40 - 8
Ben Smith kicks a conversion for United Services, Portsmouth
70:00 Try 38 - 8
Sam Mullane scores for United Services, Portsmouth
57:00 Missed Conversion
Ben Smith misses a conversion for United Services, Portsmouth
56:00 Try 33 - 8
Ryan Newton scores for United Services, Portsmouth
50:00 Conversion 28 - 8
Ben Smith kicks a conversion for United Services, Portsmouth
49:00 Try 26 - 8
Martin Hoskin scores for United Services, Portsmouth
End of period 1
32:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Old Georgians
31:00 Try 21 - 8
Try for Old Georgians
25:00 Conversion 21 - 3
Ben Smith kicks a conversion for United Services, Portsmouth
24:00 Try 19 - 3
Luke Davies scores for United Services, Portsmouth
15:00 Conversion 14 - 3
Ben Smith kicks a conversion for United Services, Portsmouth
14:00 Try 12 - 3
Bruce Neil scores for United Services, Portsmouth
7:00 Conversion 7 - 3
Ben Smith kicks a conversion for United Services, Portsmouth
6:00 Try 5 - 3
Will Rolfe scores for United Services, Portsmouth
3:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Penalty kicked for Old Georgians
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As it happened

  • United Services, Portsmouth
  • Old Georgians
  • 0
  • Penalty 3:00'
  • Will Rolfe Try 6:00'
  • Ben Smith Conversion 7:00'
  • Bruce Neil Try 14:00'
  • Ben Smith Conversion 15:00'
  • Luke Davies Try 24:00'
  • Ben Smith Conversion 25:00'
  • Try 31:00'
  • Martin Hoskin Try 49:00'
  • Ben Smith Conversion 50:00'
  • Ryan Newton Try 56:00'
  • Sam Mullane Try 70:00'
  • Ben Smith Conversion 71:00'
  • Will Rolfe Try 75:00'

Team selection

masters, sam masters, sam
Hoskin, Martin Hoskin, Martin
Newton, Ryan Newton, Ryan
Gardener, Simon Gardener, Simon
Bates, Harry Bates, Harry
Mullane, Sam Mullane, Sam
Smith, Ben Smith, Ben
Neil, Richard Neil, Richard
Geoghegan, Liam Geoghegan, Liam
Henry, David Henry, David
Alexander, Harry Alexander, Harry
Neil, Bruce Neil, Bruce
Davies, Luke Davies, Luke
Pullen, Joe Pullen, Joe
 Rolfe, Will Rolfe, Will

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Winchester 11 53
2. United Services, Portsmouth 11 43
3. Portsmouth 11 42
4. Battersea Ironsides 11 40
5. Warlingham 11 32
6. Old Tiffinians 11 30
7. Andover 11 25

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