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Your News Berkshire U20 ease past Buckinghamshire

A hat-trick from wing Isaac Kibirige helped seven try Berkshire U20 ease past Buckinghamshire U20 at Aylesbury RFC last Sunday (26th) and notch-up their second straight win in this South West Group A of the RFUs National U20 Championship.

Kibirige grabbed two of his three tries in the opening half as the visitors rattled up a 26-12 interval lead, before adding his third, midway through the second half, as his side turned the screw to finish comfy winners, 45-12.

It was a pretty workmanlike performance, summed up watching Berkshire team manager Mark Keogh. But, we did go a little off the boil at the start of the second-half.

The visitors showed they meant business by scoring after just four minutes of the kick-off following a multi-faceted backs move that ended with skipper and centre Nigel Gumbleton scraping over in the left-hand corner.

While scrum half James Brooks missed the difficult conversion from out wide he didnt miss many after that and was back in action soon after converting Kibirige's first try to put the visitors 12-0 in front.

And, while the hosts did cut the lead with their opening try, it was another Berkshire backline move that paved the way for their man of the match and flanker Jack Williams to come off the inside shoulder of Gumbleton and side-step the full back for Berkshires third.

A chip and chase saw Kibirige snatch his second, converted by Brown, before Dan Wood kept the home sides hopes alive with a second try, converted by Jake Buckland, to put them 26-12 behind at the break.

Despite Bucks camping on the visitors line early in the second-half Berks weathered the storm and it was Brooks who added to the home sides woes finishing off an excellent move with a touchdown and converting his own score.

Kibirige completed his hat-trick on 70 minutes, following some quick-hands in the backs, and replacement hooker Ross Crame claimed the seventh and final try barging his way over off the back of a ruck and for Brooks to kick his fifth conversion.

Buckinghamshire U20: Will Garrett (Bletchley); Alex Tilbury (Amersham & Chiltern), Ryan Cane (Bletchley), Damilola Harris (Buckingham University); Jake Buckland (Chinnor), Tom Cormie(Westminster University); Alan Briggs (Nottingham University), Lewis Jones(Drifters), Tom Mason (Buckingham); Ollie Cato )Amersham & Chiltern), Aidan Thomas (Drifters); Tom Grant (Bletchley), Toby Baker (Buckingham), Dan Wood (Amersham & Chiltern). Reps: Nick Brown (Bedford Blues ), Michael Wood(Bedford Blues), Jim Baker (Buckingham), Alex Kibblewhite (Aylesbury), Will Parkin (Olney), Toby Parkes (Marlow), Chris Liddington (Aylesbury).

Berkshire U20: Chris Laidler (Bracknell); Isaac Kibirige (Uni.of Reading), Nigel Gumbleton (Uni. of Reading), Harry Stapleton (Redingensians), William Rasbridge (Uni. Of Reading); Jack Harrison (Uni. Of Reading), James Brooks (Uni. Of West of England); Jamie Townsend (Maidenhead), Josh Love (Newbury), Harry Redshaw (Uni. Of Reading); Will Lund (Uni. Of Reading), Charlie Davey (Bracknell); Jack Williams (Bracknell), Tom Vooght (Uni. Of Birmingham), Jamie Guttridge (Uni. Of Loughborough) Reps: Ross Crame (Redingensians), Olly Roberts (Newbury), Charlie Herd (Windsor), Greg Fox (Uni. Of Reading), Will Clarke, (Uni. Of Reading), Seb Lear (Uni. Of Reading), Quintin Battersbury (Uni. Of Reading).

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