Fine wins for Sheffield Tigers and Sheffield RUFC

Tigers' Alex Graham, who scored two tries at Westoe
Tigers' Alex Graham, who scored two tries at Westoe
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Sheffield Tigers ran in six tries on their way to a 47-15 victory at National Three North rivals Westoe at South Shields.

Sheffield Tigers ran in six tries on their way to a 47-15 victory at National Three North rivals Westoe at South Shields.

It was South African player-coach Thiu Barnard’s fifth match in charge and the team, who started the day fifth in the table, continue to improve although he concedes that there is still plenty to work on yet.

Full back Alex Graham led the scoring with a brace of tries and replacement winger Joe Taylor, prop Lewis McKay, Liam Wallace and Adam Shaw all chipped in with tries.

Now just one league down from the Dore Moor club, Dinnington and Sheffield continue to set the pace in North One East.

Unbeaten Dinnington, promoted from Yorkshire One, were 37-3 winners at Driffield.

They had tries from Tyle Stimpson 2, Marlon Miller, Jayden Kohika - the New Zealander sprinting 50 yards to score from an interception - and John Marshall scored in the second half. Johnny West converted three out of five and added two penalty goals.

Sheffield held their second place with a six-try, 36-29 win over Alnwick at Abbeydale Park. But Alnwick salvaged two bonus points, for losing by seven points or less and scoring four tries, two of them penalty tries gifted to them by Sheffield.

Johnny France scored twice for Sheffield, with Robert Conville, Tom Womack, Ben Whitney and Ali Womack also touching down. Jimmy Pearson converted three.

Wath on Dearne slipped off the pace in Yorkshire One when they were hammered 55-10 by Yarnbury at Leeds.

Barnsley consolidated their lead in Yorkshire Two with a 34-7 home victory over Ripon, thanks to tries from Jeff Watt, Ashley Selkeld and Greg Colbridge and Tom Swann.

Sheffield Medicals lost 49-19 at West Leeds in Yorkshire Two, losing out 49-19 and Stocksbridge were beaten at home 31-7 by Rotherham Phoenix in Yorkshire Three.