Newcastle Falcons A went top of the Aviva A league last night after beating Bristol United 19-3 at Kingston Park.
The Falcons are the only side to have won twice in the competition so far after beating Leicester Tigers A last week, and with Harlequins, London Irish, and Newcastleâ€™s opponents Bristol all losing after coming into yesterdayâ€™s fixtures with a victory to their name.
Harlequins were beaten 24-8 by a very youthful Bath United side, in fact Bath and Harlequins are probably the two most school leaver dominated sides in the competition.
Bath scored tries through Bryanston old boy Charlie Ewels and Millfield old boy Max Northcote Green, as well as a penalty try, with the conversions and a penalty landed by two further Bryanston products, Ollie Devoto and Rory Jennings. Harlequinsâ€™ try was scored by Jordan Burns and converted by the impressive Louis Grimoldby.
Exeter Braves bounced back from a tough old night last week against Saracens by beating London Welsh 45-7 last night. Two tries courtesy of Jack Nowell will be the highlight for Chiefs fans from this one though, the England wing seems to be past his injury problems and his return will be a delight. It was good to see two time JWC winner Joel Conlon on the scoresheet too though.
Wasps bounced beck well from defeat to Harlequins at the Stoop last week, beating London Irish, so impressive last week, in a thriller at Henley, 40-36.
They scored an incredible six tries to secure the victory, though ultimately it was the boot of Lowoski that secured victory as London Irish themselves also scored six, including a hat-trick for Guy Armitage and a try for the 2013/14 RGS High Wycombe captain, Ross Neal.
Worcester suffered the disappointment of relegation last season but in the A league their junior side, the Cavaliers, started the 2014/15 in perfect fashion yesterday, beating Gloucester United in a 34-17 thriller at Sixways.
It was an impressive showing, particularly as Gloucester ran what is a strong Northampton Wanderers side so close last week, and the five tries will have been particularly pleasing for Worcester fans.
Itâ€™s Newcastle who go top for now though, tries from Fury, mayhew, and Heuller helping them to a 19-3 win over Bristol United.
Aviva A League Results:
Newcastle Falcons A 19-3 Bristol United
Bath United 24-8 Harlequins A
Exeter Braves 45-7 London Welsh A
London Wasps A 40-36 London Irish A
Worcester Cavaliers 34-17 Gloucester United
Northampton Wanderers C-C Leicester Tigers A
Newcastle Falcons A:
15. Tait Â 14. Barnes Â 13. Tiesi Â 12. Helleur Â 11. Smith Â 10. Catterick Â 9. Fury Â 1. Rogers Â 2. Nelson Â 3. Brookes Â 4. Young Â 5. Witty Â 6. Temm Â 7. Saull (C) Â 8. Mayhew.
Replacements: 16. Thompson Â 17. Ellwood Â 18. Irving Â 19. Billington Â 20. Pascoe Â 21. Taylor Â 22. Clegg Â 23. Penny.
15 Charlie Amesbury; Â 14 Ryan Edwards, Â 13 Luke Eves, Â 12 Mark Cooke, Â 11 Lucas Slowik; Â 10 Callum Sheedy, Â 9 Luke Baldwin; Â 1 Kyle Traynor, Â 2 Rhys Lawrence, Â 3 Gaston Cortes, Â 4 Joe Joyce, Â 5 Glen Townson, Â 6 Josh Ovens, Â 7 Olly Robinson, Â 8 Ben Skirving.
Replacements: 16 Ben Gompels (Bristol University), Â 17 Ellis Genge, Â 18 Sonny Haines (Hornets RFC), Â 19 Dale Lemon (UWE), Â 20 Max Cresswell (Bristol University), Â 21 Tim Turner (Durham University), Â 22 Nick Carpenter, Â 23 Elias Caven (SGS Filton).
15 Rich Laneâ€¨ 14 Olly WoodburnÂ â€¨13 Max Clarkâ€¨ 12 Rory Jenningsâ€¨ 11 George Wacokecokeâ€¨ 10 Ollie Devotoâ€¨ 9 Micky Young; â€¨1 Nathan Cattâ€¨ 2 Ross Battyâ€¨ 3 Juan Pablo Orlandiâ€¨ 4 Charlie Ewels (c)Â â€¨5 Tom Ellisâ€¨ 6 Hugo Govettâ€¨ 7 Max Northcote-Greenâ€¨ 8 Tom Woolstencroft.
Replacements: 16 Mike Perkesâ€¨ 17 Grant ShiellsÂ â€¨18 Kane Palma-Newport â€¨19 Beno Obanoâ€¨ 20 Connor Morrisonâ€¨ 21 Will Homerâ€¨ 22 Ludi Hopkinsonâ€¨ 23 Marcus Beer.
1 Mark Lambertâ€¨ 2 Dave Ward â€¨3 Paul Doran Jonesâ€¨ 4 George Merrickâ€¨ 5 Sam Twomeyâ€¨ 6 Joe Trayfootâ€¨ 7 Jack Clifford (c)â€¨ 8 James Chisholm; â€¨9 Karl Dicksonâ€¨ 10 Ben Boticaâ€¨ 11 Jordan Burnsâ€¨ 12 Ben Woodâ€¨ 13 Joe Marchantâ€¨ 14 Loewy Simmonsâ€¨ 15 Ross Chisholm.
Replacements: 16 Rob Buchanan â€¨17 Darryl Marfoâ€¨ 18 Will Collierâ€¨ 19 Stan Southâ€¨ 20 Kieran Treadwellâ€¨ 21 Charlie Piperâ€¨ 22 Sam Stuartâ€¨ 23 Alec Coombes.
15 Jack ArnottÂ 14 Jack NowellÂ 13 Max BodillyÂ 12 Adam HughesÂ 11 Fetuâ€™u VainikoloÂ 10 Ceri SweeneyÂ 9 Pat Phibbs;Â 1 Brett SturgessÂ 2 Elvis TaioneÂ 3 Alex BrownÂ 4 Sam SkinnerÂ 5 Will Carrick-SmithÂ 6 Sireli NaqelevukiÂ 7 James ScaysbrookÂ 8 Don Armand.
Replacements: 16 Greg BatemanÂ 17 Jack StanleyÂ 18 Kieran DaviesÂ 19 Jerry SextonÂ 20 Joel ConlonÂ 21 Stuart TownsendÂ 22 Tom JamesÂ 23 Laurence May.
15. Chris Elderâ€¨ 14. Rhys Craneâ€¨ 13. James Lewis â€¨12. George Boultonâ€¨ 11. Joe Ajuwaâ€¨ 10. Tristan Robertsâ€¨ 9. Rob Lewis; â€¨1. Pablo Hennâ€¨ 2. Koree Brittonâ€¨ 3. Eddie Aholeleiâ€¨ 4. Josh McNallyâ€¨ 5. James Downâ€¨ 6. Jesse Listonâ€¨ 7. Alex Brownâ€¨ 8. Ben Pienaar (c).
Replacements: 16. Matthew Dobsonâ€¨ 17. Ben Cooper â€¨18. Jack Gilding â€¨19. Jamie Harries â€¨20. Clarke Smith â€¨21. Paul Rowley â€¨22. Will Robinsonâ€¨ 23. Conor Corrigan.
15. Piers O’Conorâ€¨ 14. Jonah Holmesâ€¨ 13. Will Heluâ€¨ 12. Ben Jacobsâ€¨ 11. Josh Bassettâ€¨ 10. Alex Lozowski â€¨9. Tom Bliss; â€¨1. Alex Lundberg â€¨2. Sam Jamesâ€¨ 3. Will Stuart â€¨4. Will Rowlandsâ€¨ 5. James Cannonâ€¨ 6. Buster Lawrenceâ€¨ 7. Thomas Youngâ€¨ 8. Ed Jackson.
Replacements: 16. George Edgson â€¨17. Tom Westâ€¨ 18. James Cleverleyâ€¨ 19. Oskar Hirskyj-Douglasâ€¨ 20. Gus Jonesâ€¨ 21. James Small-Edwards â€¨22. Harry Sheppardâ€¨ 23. Tom Howe.
15. Cameron Cowell; Â 14. Ross Neal; Â 13. Guy Armitage; Â 12. Eoin Griffin; Â 11. Tom Fowlie; Â 10. Myles Dorrian (c); Â 9. Darren Allinson; Â 1. Jamie Hagan; Â 2. Mike Mayhew; Â 3. Leo Halavatau; Â 4. Toby Salmon; Â 5. Theo Vukasinovic; Â 6. Ollie Curry; Â 7. Jimmy Stevens; Â 8. Anders Nillson.
Replacements: 16. Ollie Adams; Â 17. Tom Smallbone; Â 18. Richard Palframan; Â 19. Charlie Stonehill; Â 20. Harry Watts; Â 21. Connor Murphy; Â 22. Theo Brophy-Clews; Â 23. Matt Noble.
15 Perry HumphreysÂ 14 Dean Hammond Â Â 13 Max StellingÂ 12 Andy SymonsÂ 11 James StephensonÂ 10 Robbie KeithÂ 9 Jean-Baptise Bruzulier (c);Â 1 George PorterÂ 2 Ben SowreyÂ 3 Joe ReesÂ 4 Shay KerryÂ 5 Darren O’SheaÂ 6 Huw TaylorÂ 7 Matt GilbertÂ 8 Richard de Carpentier.
Replacements: 16 Jack SingletonÂ 17 Ofa Fainga’anukuÂ 18 Alex GordasÂ 19 Andrew KitchenerÂ 20 Sam Harry (Loughborough Uni)Â 21 George de CothiÂ 22 Bar Bartlett (Loughborough Uni)Â 23 Jon Hughes.
15 Steve McColl; Â 14 Steph Reynolds, Â 13 Tom Isaacs, Â 12 Bill Meakes, Â 11 Kai Little; Â 10 Billy Burns, Â 9 Dan Robson; Â 1 Nick Wood (c), Â 2 Darren Dawidiuk, Â 3 Shaun Knight; Â 4 James Voss, Â 5 Tom Hicks; Â 6 Mike Luxton, Â 7 Sam Underhill, Â 8 Lewis Ludlow.
Replacements: Luke Cole, Â James Gibbons, Â Alec Cleary, Â Rory Bartle, Â Dan Thomas, Â Callum Braley, Â Aled Thomas, Â Charlie Norman.