Incisive TringRugby see off battling Barnes side


TringRugby were made to work hard for their win against Barnes, despite the 40-10 scoreline suggesting it was a one-way affair.

Two early penalties from Will Mitchell set Tring on their way but it was Barnes who breached the defences first with a move that produced an overlap for winger Huw Bevan to stroll over.

This was the closest Barnes got to Tring in terms of the score, however, as their kicker had a day to forget – missing all four attempts.

Another Mitchell penalty was added before Tring’s first try from Lawrence Tauasosi who capitalised on a break from Nathan Lambden.

Mitchell converted and Tring headed into the break 16-5 up which was a bonus considering the little possession they had had.

Barnes again took the play to Tring at the beginning of the second half, but it was the hosts who were more incisive in attack and Lambden got his reward for an excellent display by scoring first in the second period.

Barnes came straight back at Tring and won a penalty which they kicked to touch, eventually scoring from the line-out.

But Tring responded well and a smart charge down bounced kindly to hooker Grant Wattleworth who gladly gathered to score. Mitchell converted to put the hosts 28-10 up.

Tring were hungry for more and Tom Newton and Zak Michalski exchanged passes to allow Michalski to go over in the corner.

There was still time for one more try, and Michalski wrapped up the win with a blistering break.