The Students produced a superb display of high energy rugby in the first half of match to race into a 36-0 lead at the interval, and consign Cinderford to their 15th defeat in National One so far this season.

With the all-weather surface complementing their fast paced offloading style of play the home side were quickly into their stride with scrum-half George Di Cothi racing clear to score the opening try, which Tom James converted.  James then landed a penalty, before converting a well taken try from impressive centre George Eastwell. More slick handling by the Students created the space for Blair Hutchinson to touchdown for another converted try, before Eastwell went over for his second and the bonus point score on the half hour.  James scored and converted his side’s fifth try when he crossed the whitewash down the blind side just before the interval.

With just pride to play for in the second-half Cinderford did restore some of that with a battling display, despite being disrupted by a number of injuries.  A quickly taken penalty created the opportunity for centre Rob Winchle to go over for an unconverted try after 56 minutes. Eastwell completed his ‘hat-trick’ in the closing stages of the match, which James again converted, but there was still time for the visitors to gain a little more consolation when replacement Harrison Yorke raced clear for a try under the posts, which Mike Wilcox converted to complete the scoring.

Cinderford: Sam Baker, Lloyd Stapleton, Sam Hanks, Rob Winchle, Gary Dipple, Mike Wilcox, Dan Pointon, George Porter, Chris Bundy, Elliot Booley, Milo Reynolds, Jerry Sexton, Roger Birkin, Marcus Brown, George Mills. Reps: Dan Keat, Davy McGregor, Dan Broady, Harrison Yorke, Alex Frame.

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