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All Whites - Match centre

Bournemouth
Newton Abbot
Tries
J Smith, J Harris, W Castleton (2), T White, K Browne, O Kaufusi
Conversions
R Avery-Wright (6)
Sat 14 Apr TBC - South West Division - South West Premier Full time

SOUTH WEST PREMIER

Bournemouth 51 – Newton Abbot 47

Newton Abbot “All Whites” went to Bournemouth for what was effectively the decider for the right to be in the end of season promotion play-off.
The home side were already in second behind Dings and only needed a win; Newton, having lost four in a row (but nevertheless still in fourth) have found the going tough recently; and things took a turn for the worst when the Bournemouth half backs, Sam Hardcastle and Grant Hancox, banked a seven pointer after only three minutes.
Newton responded immediately and a fascinating, 14-try thriller, unfolded in front of a large home crowd with the outcome in the balance until the final whistle.
Flanker Onehunga Kaufusi and winger Jonny Brown combined to put centre Josh Smith in for an unconverted lead.
Hancox, who had missed a first minute penalty before converting Hardcastle’s opening score, then put over a twelfth minute penalty for a 10-5 lead which lasted all of a minute.
Bournemouth made a mess of receiving the restart and from the ensuing scrum Newton ran a three-quarter move that saw Brown go close before No. 8 Jarryd Harris put recycled ball to good use with an under the posts try.
Rob Avery-Wright converted for a 12-10 lead which was also short-lived. Newton returned the restart with interest but Bournemouth counter-attacked from deep to put winger Dan Stewart in for a Hancox converted try. Hancox was soon back on target with his second penalty for a 22-12 lead.
Newton then scored back to back tries to lead 26-20 with half time fast approaching. Bournemouth failed to exit from their “22” and when Newton turned the ball over it was quickly moved far right where full back Will Castleton crossed on the overlap.
A straight forward penalty was then turned down in favour of a more adventurous approach. A quick tap was taken on by the forwards. Smith then twisted and turned past a handful of defenders before prop Tom White finished off from short range. Avery-Wright converted both and Newton looked to be taking a six point lead into the break.
The home side, however, had other ideas as they finished the half as they started with another Hardcastle/Hancox double act.
Newton hit back straight from the kick-off of the second spell. Smith once again making the hard yards before Kyle Browne dotted down and Avery-Wright added the extras.
Twelve points in the space of six frantic minutes by Bournemouth put the Dorset based side back in front again. Flanker Alex Bennett was followed over by centre Fred Gleadowe with Hancox adding a conversion.
Newton responded with fourteen points in eleven action packed minutes. Bournemouth’s untidiness at drop-out time was punished by Newton with replacement flanker Chris Courtier charging through the home defence to allow fellow back rower Kaufusi to score. Castleton went in for his second – again wide play creating an overlap.
Avery-Wright banged over the extras to put his side 47-38 up with only ten minutes remaining, but two home tries in this closing spell booked Bournemouth’s play-off spot.
Centre Scott Chislett and lock Jack Hennings each ran in from 22 metres, Hancox could only convert one, leaving Newton needing a try in time added on to snatch victory.
The “All Whites” dominated the four minutes available and appeared to have created an opportunity. However a wayward pass failed to get to Browne who would have more than fancied his chances in a one on one scenario from 20 metres.
The ball missed Browne and went into touch and the referee signalled the end of an enthralling game.
In spite of losing, the “All Whites” players can rightly hold their heads high after a memorable performance in a high octane game that was a great advert for South West Premier rugby.
The two points achieved by Newton was good enough to put them ahead of Maidenhead into third place, a spot the “All Whites” will be keen to hold onto over the closing weeks of the season.
On Saturday, Bracknell are the visitors to Rackerhayes, KO 2.30pm, and Newbury conclude the season when they are the travellers the following weekend.

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Josh Smith

Player of the Match

Josh Smith

Key moments

5:00
Try Josh Smith scores for Newton Abbot
14:00
Try Jarryd Harris scores for Newton Abbot
15:00
Conversion Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot
28:00
Try Will Castleton scores for Newton Abbot
29:00
Conversion Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot
35:00
Try Tom White scores for Newton Abbot
36:00
Conversion Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot
42:00
Try Kyle Browne scores for Newton Abbot
43:00
Conversion Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot
56:00
Try Onehunga Kaufusi scores for Newton Abbot
57:00
Conversion Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot
70:00
Try Will Castleton scores for Newton Abbot
71:00
Conversion Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot

Highlights

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80:00 +8:00 Player of the Match
Josh Smith is awarded player of the match for Newton Abbot
71:00 Conversion 0 - 47
Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot
70:00 Try 0 - 45
Will Castleton scores for Newton Abbot
57:00 Conversion 0 - 40
Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot
56:00 Try 0 - 38
Onehunga Kaufusi scores for Newton Abbot
55:00 Sub Off
Josh Vickridge is substituted off for Newton Abbot
55:00 Sub On
Chris Courtier is substituted on for Newton Abbot
51:00 Sub On
Dean Avery is substituted on for Newton Abbot
51:00 Sub Off
Tom White is substituted off for Newton Abbot
43:00 Conversion 0 - 33
Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot
42:00 Try 0 - 31
Kyle Browne scores for Newton Abbot
End of period 1
36:00 Conversion 0 - 26
Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot
35:00 Try 0 - 24
Tom White scores for Newton Abbot
29:00 Conversion 0 - 19
Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot
28:00 Try 0 - 17
Will Castleton scores for Newton Abbot
15:00 Conversion 0 - 12
Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot
14:00 Try 0 - 10
Jarryd Harris scores for Newton Abbot
6:00 Missed Conversion
Rob Avery-Wright misses a conversion for Newton Abbot
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Josh Smith scores for Newton Abbot
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As it happened

  • Bournemouth
  • Newton Abbot
  • 0
  • Josh Smith Try 5:00'
  • Jarryd Harris Try 14:00'
  • Rob Avery-Wright Conversion 15:00'
  • Will Castleton Try 28:00'
  • Rob Avery-Wright Conversion 29:00'
  • Tom White Try 35:00'
  • Rob Avery-Wright Conversion 36:00'
  • Kyle Browne Try 42:00'
  • Rob Avery-Wright Conversion 43:00'
  • Dean Avery Sub On 51:00'
  • Tom White Sub Off 51:00'
  • Chris Courtier Sub On 55:00'
  • Josh Vickridge Sub Off 55:00'
  • Onehunga Kaufusi Try 56:00'
  • Rob Avery-Wright Conversion 57:00'
  • Will Castleton Try 70:00'
  • Rob Avery-Wright Conversion 71:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Dings Crusaders 26 100
2. Bournemouth 26 83
3. Maidenhead 26 74
4. Newton Abbot 26 70
5. Cleve 26 69
6. Bracknell 26 69
7. Camborne 26 66

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