Big Win Takes Nottingham Top

Yorkshire Carnegie 0-50 Nottingham (RFU Championship Cup Pool Three) 14.12.19

Nottingham Rugby continued their cracking Championship Cup form winning their final pool game against Yorkshire Carnegie to top a group that also included Cornish Pirates and London Scottish.

With their 50-0 win on Saturday the Green and Whites qualified for the Quarter Finals knockout stage as the third best performing team in the competition behind Newcastle Falcons and Ealing Trailfinders with a probable tie against Doncaster, Coventry or Jersey in the next round of the competition.

Nottingham had already beat Carnegie 83-0 in the opening round of matches in September and took the lead through Poullet on 11 minutes with his try converted by Millett moments after.

Cecil went over for Nottingham on 27 minutes but Dolly missed the extras before Peters try was converted on 35 by Millett sending the away team in at the interval 21-0 up.

It wasn’t until 65 minutes when the next points were scored as Cole went over for his try with substitute O’Leary back on kicking duty for the extras, Spittle went over on 70 although O’Leary missed the conversion before Millett got a try himself on 74 which this time the Canadian international made no mistake with his kick and in the final moments Williams went over and Betts got in on the act with the last duty left for O’Leary to bring up the half century.

There was an injury to Yorkshire’s Alex Reid which overshadowed the win slightly but Nottingham will be confident now after four successive wins in all competitions with a televised trip to Coventry on Saturday evening back in bread and butter league action.

Starting Team: Sean Scanlon, Jack Spittle, Harry Strong, Luke Peters, David Williams, Will Millett, Alex Dolly, Jamie Jack, Ben Brownlie, Oisin Heffernan, Ollie Chessum, Danny Qualter, Seb Cecil, Will Owen, Josh Poullet.

Replacements: Luke Cole, Aniseko Sio, Ben Betts, Llewelyn Jones, George Cox, Murray McConnell, Shane O’Leary, Ben Foley.

*Main image @NottinghamRugby Coach Neil Fowkes happy with his sides win.

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