Emphatic win for rugby league side

IPSWICH Rhinos scored an emphatic 96-0 victory in their first game of the 2007 season against Conference Premier South Division new boys Kent Ravens. The under strength and less experienced Ravens side, to their credit, never gave up and played sportingly to the end but were no match for the Rhinos who ran in eighteen tries.

IPSWICH Rhinos scored an emphatic 96-0 victory in their first game of the 2007 season against Conference Premier South Division new boys Kent Ravens.

The under strength and less experienced Ravens side, to their credit, never gave up and played sportingly to the end but were no match for the Rhinos who ran in eighteen tries.

Glyndwr Thomas opened the scoring on two minutes when he was on the end of a cross field move and Darryl Walters added a second from a quickly taken penalty in the Rhinos first set after the restart.

Brendan Cook collected the ball from the next kick off and ran a full 70 metres evading tacklers to touch down for 18-0 after 10 minutes.

Alan Lamont scored wide on 17 minutes and Darryl Walters scored his second when he broke free from his tacklers and out paced them from 35 metres.

Adam cooks quick tapped penalty set up Chris Gardener for his first of the afternoon and from the restart the Rhinos ran the ball back at the Ravens and with men to spare on the overlap Mike Fields touched down.

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Chris Gardener added his second try with a breakout from 35 metres from the restart, then almost scored a carbon copy try from the restart but popped the ball to Tyrone Desilvia, who from 20 metres cut a fine angle from the wing to score under the posts to make it 52-0 at half time.

Brendan Cook and Paul LeMarquand showed their strength forcing tries from close range and Daryl Walters completed his hatrick on 51 minutes with another 30-metre break.

Thomas and the Collier and Catchpole man of the match Mike Fields added further breakaway tries before Chris Gardener completed his hatrick on 62 minutes.

The hard working Richard Burton buried himself under defenders for a close range try whilst a clever one - two between Peter LeMarquand and Adam Cook set Cook up for a try under the posts.

Paul LeMarquand added a try on the final whistle, which with 12 conversions from Brother Peter gave a final score of 96-0.

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