Ten-try Selkirk too strong for
A SOLID all-round performance by Selkirk 'A' earned
the Borderers a comfortable victory over RHC 2nds in Saturday's National 2nd XV League Division Three match at
Union Park. The visitors scored a total of 10 tries, and the win keeps the Souters in second spot in the league.
Kiwi prop forward Rob Taylor put his ball-carrying skills to good effect and scored a brace of tries, the second
of which saw the ex-Christchurch player hand off several defenders in a touchline burst to the try line.
Ahead 19-6 at halftime, Selkirk's other tries came from in-form utility threequarter Michael Jaffray (2), Greg
Fairbairn, Struan Jack, Richard Cook, Fraser Jack, Craig Hunter and Bruce Armstrong. Two conversions were added
by Fraser Jack, with Keith Connor managing three.
Special mention must go to vegetarian stand-off Duncan Lawson, who used all of his experience to take control of
proceedings, while Stuart Paton showed up well at lock and Neil Brown's solid defence managed to stifle the home
The RHC players' disappointment at losing increased ten-fold when they returned to their dressing room to discover
that the team's valuables bag had been stolen.
SELKIRK - B. Armstrong, S. Jack, N. Brown, M. Jaffray, G. Fairbairn, D. Lawson, F. Jack, J. Stephens, I. Walling,
R. Taylor, K. Connor, S. Paton, D. Vevers, G. Hancock, R. Cook. Replacements (all used): A. Marshall, S. Rodgerson,
T. Walling, C. Hunter.