Harborough Colts travelled to Rushden to find that the home side only had 11 players and agreed to play a 10 a side game. Having never played this format before they took time to settle but totally dominated the first half although only managed to score one try through an excellent move along the backs for Finlay Clarke to run in to touch down for a try converted by Fraser Harrop. They came close on a number of occasions, with Hugh Gardiner-Hill prominent in the loose and Angus Whittall was unlucky when he broke through but lost the ball in contact as he went over. In the second half Harborough started to play some excellent rugby understanding the need to support and offload and the tries came. The first followed a run by Joel Nance who was eventually tackled a few metres out but Jake Cartwright was on hand to take the offload and touch down. The second came following a strong run by Sam Wellicome who was also stopped short by another excellent tackle and the supporting Harry Bissett touched down. Further tries followed from Max Palfrey, the tireless Alex Adams and a final well deserved try for Jack Batkin who once again had an excellent game. Harrop was not on top of his kicking game but added another conversion and with Rushden only managing to cross the line once the final score was 34-5 in Harborough's favour.