GALLERY: Woodbridge II Saxons 54 Sudbury Talbots 12

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After an opening in which both sets of forwards battled for dominance, the Saxons’ Connor O’Reilly opened the scoring for his team with a try.

Sudbury continued to cause Woodbridge problems but again once Clogg and O’Reilly got the ball they avoided minimal opposition to score again.

The Talbots hit back through Will Reed’s try, Charlie Green converting, but after a poor kick from the latter, Jamie Smith ran from deep and offloaded to Dan Taylor who scored.

The second half saw the Woodbridge backs applying the confidence gained in the first half and, after a concerted Sudbury attack, Luke Jaqurs ran 75 metres to score.

A spirited Sudbury attacked again but lost possession. The Saxons took root in Sudbury’s 22 and withstood a valiant shove in the maul from the tireless tight five which failed to stop O’Reilly scoring his hat-trick.

With the Sudbury backs unable to contain them, the Saxons exploited their superior line speed and penalties to score three more times, O’Reilly twice and Taylor once.

Undaunted Sudbury didn’t give up and Mike Beckett scored wide to end the game 54-12.

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