RUGBY UNION - Coventry romp to big Cup win against London Scottish - The Coventry Observer

RUGBY UNION - Coventry romp to big Cup win against London Scottish

Coventry Editorial 22nd Nov, 2022 Updated: 22nd Nov, 2022   0

COVENTRY RFC romped to a 52-15 win against London Scottish to secure their first win in this season’s Championship Cup.

The home side ran in eight tries with Will Talbot-Davies, Lucas Titherington, James Martin, Louis Brown, Suva Ma’asi, Patrick Pellegrini, Will Biggs and Harry Seward all touching down at Butts Park Arena.

However, the visitors took an early lead when Harry Sheppard kicked a penalty only for Talbot-Davies to score the game’s first try in the corner after good work from Brown with Pellegrini adding the extras.

And Coventry struck again soon after when Brown ducked between a couple of tackles and popped the ball off to Martin who carried the ball close to the London line before Titherington glided over with Pellegrini again kicking the conversion.

The home side went into the break with a healthy lead when Martin dotted down after he collected Pellegrini’s cross-field kick with the latter successfully adding the extras.

Coventry’s dominance continued into the second half as Brown accelerated past a London winger on the outside before running more than half the length of the pitch to score in the corner as Pellegrini remained perfect from the kicking tee,

And just three minutes later, Coventry scored again as Martin chipped the ball over the London defence and gathered his own kick before the ball was spun out wide for Ma’asi to dive over.

Visiting fly-half Sheppard was then shown a yellow card and Coventry made their numerical advantage count as Pellegrini pulled away from a rolling maul and dummied a pass before scoring under the posts and converting his own try.

London Scottish responded with two tries of their own to add some respectability to the scoreline as replacement hooker Austin Wallis touched down twice for the visitors.

In between those scores, Biggs burst through a hole in the Exiles’ defence to score under the posts as Pellegrini’s replacement Evan Mitchell added the extras.

And Coventry finished the game in style as Seward drove over the line to bring up more than a half-century of points.

Coventry are next in action at home to Doncaster on Saturday, December 3 with kick-off at 3pm at Butts Park Arena.

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