Wetherby 2nds turn on the style against Old Leos for 42-24 win

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A great game of fast running rugby between Wetherby 2s and Leos took place at Grange Parkon Saturday.

Both sides played with pace outwide leading to a very close opening 10 minutes before a slick inside ball from Alex Duss at 10 saw Robbie Hardy canter through for the first try closely followed by another try by the lively Jack Kay on the wing. The Wetherby back row of Levi, Gilbert and Cayton were gaining the upper hand in the loose and the next try arrived whenaJohnny Wheatly made the most of his pace to finish of a classic training pitch move to score under the posts. This breathed new life into the Leos side who responded with two tries of their own before a final try of the half from evergreen centre Peter Carr saw the teams go in at Half time with Wetherby leading 28-12. The second half continued in the same vein with two more tries to Wetherby’s Tom Tetley and James Picker countered by a brace of tries for Leos.

Alex Dus proved reliable with the boot, converting all six tries for a final score of 42-24 to Wetherby. Man of the match was Will Cayton on his first game back.

This coming Saturday Wetherby host local rivals Knaresborough in a double header with the 1s away and the 2s at home.

Anyone interested in playing rugby for Wetherby should call Richard Watts on 07735498571.