RUGBY UNION - Boars return to winning ways against Burton - The Bromsgrove Standard

RUGBY UNION - Boars return to winning ways against Burton

Aaron Sutcliffe 19th Jan, 2023 Updated: 19th Jan, 2023   0

JAMES Gunther scored two tries as Bromsgrove RFC returned to winning ways with a 38-7 bonus point victory against Burton.

The Boars avenged their defeat at Burton earlier this season as Gunther’s tries were supported by scores from Will Trumper, Nathan Fisher, Tom Hardwick and Drew Harper in an impressive win at Finstall Park.

And the result means Bromsgrove have moved back into second place in the Regional 1 Midlands table and now sit two points behind leaders Dudley Kingswinford and four points ahead of Bridgnorth having played one game more than both of the aforementioned teams.

The Boars flew out of the blocks to score the game’s first try after just two minutes as wing Trumper touched down close to the left touchline.

However, Burton responded with a penalty try just six minutes later which would prove to be the away side’s only score of the match.

Bromsgrove regained the lead when hooker Gunther crossed for two tries in the space of six first-half minutes.

And lock Fisher extended Bromsgrove’s advantage when he scored the home side’s bonus point try to send the Boars into the break with a 24-7 lead.

The Boars picked up where they left off after the half time interval as Hardwick scored a captain’s try on 54 minutes.

And the home side had to wait until the 72nd minute to strike again as number 8 Harper scored the Boars final try of the afternoon.

Despite strong winds, fly-half Will Harris kicked four of his six conversion attempts as the Boars made amends for their 27-21 defeat against the same opponents in October last year.

The win was Bromsgrove’s first of the New Year after they were edged out by Syston the week previously.

Bromsgrove are next in action away at Derby on Saturday, January 21 with kick-off at 2.15pm at Haslams Lane.

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