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Weymouth & Portland 14 pts v Salisbury Extra First xv 21.
The one that got away this one, they are the words of the Seasider’s coach Barry Ross Mackenzie: “We have to improve our discipline and our fitness that is why we lost today. I lost count of the number of penalties that we gave away, particularly in the second half when we tired. We went from pressing them on their own line then committed four errors in succession that allowed Salisbury to draw level and it looked inevitable that we would concede again and we did three minutes later and we didn’t have the ability to come back and lost the game and that just is not good enough”.
It took 28 minutes before the first points were registered on the score board and that was when the Seasider’s right wing Norton Rodgers showed the Salisbury defence a clean pair of heels to touch down for a try with fly half Alex Toms converting, then on the stroke of half time Salisbury full back Jamie Wright burst through the Seasiders cover to ground the ball for a try and with Mike Bryan’s conversion the score was level at seven points all at the break.
Within five minutes of the restart and the Seasiders were back in front after prop Andy Bowditch crossed the visitor’s line with three defenders in tow and just managed to plant the ball on the try line to score and with Toms slotting the conversion Weymouth and Portland were back in front.
Then on the hour the Seasiders committed to their own downfall conceding four penalties in succession allowing prop Mike De-Waldon to touch down and Bryan to convert and level the score again at 14 points each.
Only three minutes more had elapsed and centre Ollie Dykes capped a fine three quarter move for Salisbury with a try and with Bryan’s conversion the visitors were 21 points 14 up, a lead they held until the final whistle.
Dorchester tightened their grip on top of the division with a narrow 30 points to 29 victory at home against Dorset Dockers, while Bridport over ran Lytchett Minster by 71 points to 15, while in division two Puddletown beat Salisbury third xv away by 34 points to nil.
In division one north Chippenham second xv ran up a tally of 111 points with no reply from Swindon a xv and Warminster trounced Supermarine by 94 points to five.
In Wadworth 6X Southern Counties South, Swanage and Wareham nearly broke their duck, but eventually lost out at Yeovil by 26 points to 22 and remain rooted firmly to the foot of the league table.
However, Sherborne made it six wins from six starts winning 15 points to eight at Blandford and tighten their grip on the top spot.
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An Evening with Shaun Edwards.
The former Wigan and 36 times Great Britain rugby league player and current Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards was the guest of Weymouth and Portland rugby club on Wednesday.
Shaun took a training session for the mini and youth section of the club on Wednesday afternoon before joining the members and their guests at a dinner in the clubhouse on Wednesday evening.
Club chairman Ian McMillan himself a former rugby league player with Bramley welcomed Shaun to the club, he said: “It was great to see Shaun working with the club’s youngsters who all enjoyed their session and also to see some of the other age group mini and youth coaches looking on and hopefully picking up some coaching tips from him”.
After the dinner Shaun reminisced on his rugby experiences in both league and union and the influence of his father Jackie Edwards who turned out for Warrington rugby league club had on his career and his hopes for the future of the game.
Shaun then answered questions for the floor before posing for photographs with the diners.