Wath RUFC reach Twickenham

Wath-upon-Dear RUFC celebrate as they win Stourbridge Lions, and will travel to  Twickenham for the RFU Senior Vase final.  Picture: Liz Mockler S1034LM
Wath-upon-Dear RUFC celebrate as they win Stourbridge Lions, and will travel to Twickenham for the RFU Senior Vase final. Picture: Liz Mockler S1034LM

WATH on Dearne reached the final of the RFU Senior Vase after running in eight tries in an emphatic 52-7 semi final drubbing of Stourbridge Lions.

They will play South West side Wells in the final at Twickenham on May 5 after powering their way past their Midlands rivals in front of one of the largest crowds seen at Moor Road for many years.

Second row Richard Hill got the ball rolling for Wath with an early try which full back Ben Keen converted.

Further tries followed from second row Simon Lines and fly half Martin Bray, Keen converting the latter to put Wath 19-0 ahead.

Outside centre Steve Mason scored his first try shortly after, with Keen converting, and scrum half Joe Bartlett added a fifth try just before half time.

Keen was again on target with the conversion to make it 33-0 at the break.

Shortly after play resumed No 8 and captain Matt Burrows touched down, while Mason went on to score another two tries and complete his hat trick.

Keen also added two more conversions to put Wath 52-0 ahead.

Stourbridge pulled back a late converted try but it was no more than a consolation as Wath were already celebrating their famous win.