Stags take sting out of Vipers

Leicester Vipers 12 Huntingdon Stags 22 Stags recorded their second away win, and fourth victory out of six games, in the league and at times played some scintillating rugby. They were totally dominant in the first half, scored four tries and should have

Leicester Vipers 12 Huntingdon Stags 22

Stags recorded their second away win, and fourth victory out of six games, in the league and at times played some scintillating rugby.

They were totally dominant in the first half, scored four tries and should have scored four more which would have put Vipers out of sight.

Despite problems at the line out, Stags started the match at pace, frequently breaking the gain line, backs and forwards linked well and Neil Welsh scored the first two tries. Damien Whales converting one.


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Last week's villain Charlie Cook made amends when he was put into space on the left, and it was no surprise when Simon Orange sprinted to the line to give Stags a 22-0 half-time lead.

The second period saw the visitors more organised, and though the Stags continued with good territory, no points resulted.

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It all got a bit messy and a couple of missed tackles gave Vipers an unconverted try.

Stags then failed to deal with a kick ahead, which resulted in a further seven points. At 22-12, it was suddenly a different game and became more so when Stags had to play the last 10 minutes with 14 men after a yellow card.

To their credit the visitors held on and came away with two well-deserved points.

Towcestrians are the visitors at Hinchingbrooke this Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

The 2nd XV won 27-24 at Stockwood Park and now sit at the top of the table.

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