Five try show by Sheffield RUFC - top dogs Tigers triumph

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Sheffield Tigers were 16-10 winners over Wirral as the boot of fly-half Mark Ireland helped them record another National Three (North) victory.

Top of the table Tigers began with a re-shuffled back line in a bid to tighten up their defence after recent weeks, and the move paid attacking dividends when outside centre Tom Outram, moved in from the wing, added to Ireland’s penalty early in the first half. Full-back Peter Swatkins added a second before Ireland kicked a late penalty.

Mens winner Jonny Mellor with second and third  Jackson Biwott and Wondiye Fikre

Mens winner Jonny Mellor with second and third Jackson Biwott and Wondiye Fikre

Sheffield racked up five tries from five different scorers in a fine 33-17 win away at Burnage. They trailed to an early converted try before hitting back through Jimmy Pearson, Leigh Jones, Dom Parson, Josh Bird and Rupert Broadley with Jonny France kicking the conversions.

Dinnington went down 42-25 at Doncaster Phoenix despite a late flourish from the visitors in the North One East clash.

Josh Fowler went over early on for Phoenix before No 8 Adam Kettle and captain Andy Ellis added further tries before the break, Jamie Lennard converting all three to make the half-time score comfortable.

Centre Tom Batty added another shortly after the break before Joe Watts and scrum-half and Dave Hankinson increased the lead late on to see Phoenix home.

Wingers Jacob Mangham and Jordan Fleming were both amongst the try scorers for Wath on Dearne, but couldn’t prevent a 22-10 defeat away at Roundhegians in their latest Yorkshire Two match.

Mangham and Fleming registered either side of half time but couldn’t prevent their side’s defeat.

Barnsley had a bad day at the office in Yorkshire Two as they conceded 11 tries in a 72-7 defeat away to Keighley.

Andrew Appleyard scored Barnsley’s only try of the game with Chris Peel converting. Barnsley never looked like getting into the game which was one-way traffic throughout.

In Yorkshire Two, Sheffield Medicals lost out 10-24 at home against Leodiensian. Rotherham Phoenix were beaten by the same scoreline by visitors Northallerton in Yorkshire Three, while Stocksbridge lost 14-41 to Thornensians.

Rotherham Clifton recorded a 29-13 win over hosts Sheffield Oaks in Yorkshire Four, while Mosborough narrowly lost 25-22 at York RI. Hallamshire were beaten 15-31 in Yorkshire Five.