Rugby: Big cup win for Regional College

Regional College drive forward against Hills Road Sixth Form College. Picture: Mick Sutterby
Regional College drive forward against Hills Road Sixth Form College. Picture: Mick Sutterby
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Peterborough Regional College breezed through to the third round of the National Colleges Cup yesterday (December 10).

Playing their first home game since September 24, the Peterborough lads smashed Hills Road Sixth Form College from Cambridge 33-5.

It was the visitors though who applied most of the early pressure and for the first 20 minutes Peterborough were camped inside their own half.

But it was Regional College who scored the first try when flanker Dean Elmore went over following a quickly taken tapped penalty.

That gave them a big lift and they raised their game. They got another try just before half-time - a great solo effort by fly-half Alex Waycot - and at the break they were in control.

Adjustments were made at the interval and the movement of the ball within the Peterborough pack provided a better platform for the back line to run at the opposition. That led to a further three tries in the second half by winger Lewis Adams (2) and Winch.

Regional College coach Lewis Capes said: “This was a much better performance with positive play around the field. The physicality provided us with a great platform to play from. We now need to carry this into next week for the third round at home against our league rivals Colne.”