Impressive wins for Sheffield Tigers and Sheffield RUFC

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Sheffield Tigers are on course for a top-three place by Christmas after handing once-feared visitors Morley a 31-0 drubbing in National Three North at Dore Moor.

It was Tigers’ third consecutive bonus-point win, putting them up to fourth place.

They dominated every phase of the game to score five tries, the last a penalty try awarded when Morley were pressured into making several scrum infringements as Tigers pushed for the line.

Full-back Pete Swatkins touched down for the first two, the latter converted by stand-off Tom Outram, and winger Henri Packard ran in a third to give the hosts a 17-0 interval lead.

Packard scored again in the second half, Outram converting and also adding the extras when Tigers were awarded their penalty try as a Morley player was sin-binned.

Sheffield also kept their lines intact as they defended their North One East lead with a 26-0 victory at Pocklington.

They turned round only 5-0 ahead after a try by winger Joe McHale after 26 minutes, but they took their chances well to score again through flanker Alex Fawdry and winger Rupert Broadley. Then, in the dying minutes, stand-off and goal kicker Jimmy Pearson crossed for a bonus-winning fourth try which he converted himself.

Dinnington also had a five-point win as they defended their fourth place with a 27-12 home victory over Alnwick with tries by Will Marshall, his brother John Marshall, winger Marlon Miller, Jalan Farras and Tyle Stimpson

Wath on Dearne twice fought from behind but in the end had to settle for a 15-15 draw at home to North Ribblesdale in Yorkshire One.

Wath had tries by Matt Burrows and Steve Mason plus a penalty and a conversion by Anthony Barratt.

Barnsley held third place in Yorkshire Two with a 16-12 home win over Keighley. Wayne Thomas sprinted over for their try while Andrew Appleyard kicked three penalties and a convertion.

Stocksbridge scored a big upset in Yorkshire Three when they toppled leaders Old Grovians 20-7 at Bolsterstone.Stocksbridge had tries by Ben Westby and Adam Frith both converted by Scott Bowskill who also scored two penalties.

Mosborough lost 28-22 to Halifax in Yorkshire Four despite tries from James Shaw and captain Dave Pattimore.

Sheffield Oaks lost 46-29 to Skipton, while Hallamshire beat Rossington 14-7 in the Yorkshire Five Cup.