In the final home game of the college rugby season, Cirencester College faced a tough and well drilled Hereford Sixth Form. Having come off the back of a tight game against Hartpury College, the home team fielded a strong and talented side who played with physicality and tempo from the whistle.
It soon became apparent that the dynamism from the Cirencester forwards including Sean Pritchard – Nash, Charlie Hix and Joe Chambers proved too much for the visitors defence and territory soon swayed in Cirencester’s direction.
Excellent poise and control saw Hix drive over from close in to give the home team the lead. With their tails up, Cirencester soon began to create multiple phase play with line breaks coming thick and fast. With a growing crowd, Cirencester began to play a more expansive game which rewarded winger Alistair Radford with a well worked try out wide.
In the second half, Cirencester utilised the bench early on and this proved effective with Jack Richards linking with Radford to score two excellent tries from the centre. Following the control from fly half Weir, Sam Webber took his opportunity from the replacements bench by scoring a try off the back of a show of strength from the forward pack.
With Pritchard-Nash still causing trouble for the visitors, he off loaded to allow fullback Ben Latham to cross for the final try of the game.
The opposition coaches were humble in defeat and were quick to praise the efforts of the Cirencester players highlighting their gamesmanship and physicality throughout.
Cirencester now travel away to Moulton College on the 6th March for their final league fixture and hope to end the season with another victory.