RHC 2nds 13, Selkirk 'A' 60

Ten-try Selkirk too strong for RHC

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 side's attacks.

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.