Rugby: Regional College reach fourth round of National Cup

Joe Gregory and Sam Cowell get to grips with a Colne opponent.
Joe Gregory and Sam Cowell get to grips with a Colne opponent.
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Peterborough Regional College stormed into the fourth round of the National Colleges Cup yesterday (December 17) by smashing league rivals Colne College Essex 50-26.

It was sweet revenge for the Peterborough side as they’d lost 24-19 to the Essex outfit in a league match just a month ago.

Regional College opened their account after just five minutes with a try by fly-half Alex Waycot when hooker Dan McFaden won a strike against the head at a scrum five metres out.

Colne hit back, however, with two tries in quick succession to lead 14-7 and were applying plenty of pressure.

But an interception try by Dean Elmore, who raced 60 metres to score under the posts, knocked the stuffing out of Colne. Their heads dropped and Regional College scored again through Wilson Crowson with to lead 22-14 at the interval.

Elmore grabbed his second try soon after the restart and from then on Regional College were in control. They added two more tries through Josh Broome and Jack Webb to complete their best performance by far of the season.

Coach Lewis Capes said: “The boys really raised their game against a quality team and proved they are contenders to win the competition.”