Harborough Colts put in a devastating display to beat Lutterworth and progress to the next round of the National Plate. Having won at Lutterworth a few weeks earlier Harborough started this home tie as favourites but the game was evenly poised for the first quarter and it was Lutterworth who came closest to scoring. Then as Harborough attacked Timmy Waterfield picked up from the back of a ruck and found a way through the defence to touch down for a try converted by Fraser Harrop. With scrum half, Jack Batkin controlling things at the rucks a second try followed as the ball was fed along the back line for Harrop to touch down and shortly before half time it was Matt Snutch, running an excellent line, who was on hand to take Batkin’s pass and crash over under the posts. Harrop added the conversion to bring the half-time score to 19-0. Playing into the wind in the second half Harborough expected the game to be tight and it was as Lutterworth are a strong team capable of good rugby but Harborough’s loose play and excellent breaks saw them add 4 more tries through Harvey Slade, George Thornton, Finlay Clarke and a second for Waterfield. Lutterworth scored a consolation try but the final score of 41-7 to Harborough was just reward for some excellent rugby.