DORCHESTER are set to hold a post mortem later this week into their second XV’s extraordinary 212-0 hiding at Dorset Dockers on Saturday.
Verwood-based Dockers, the runaway leaders of Dorset & Wilts Two South, ran in 32 tries to register what is understood to be a record-winning margin for a competitive match in Great Britain.
It is believed that the previous best was held by Welsh club Llanidloes, who trounced Holyhead 181-0 last September.
But while Dockers are savouring their remarkable achievement, Dorchester are still coming to terms with what happened.
Club secretary Andrew Smith told Echo-sport that officials will meet on Thursday to discuss the match in greater detail.
Smith wasn’t at the game but he was understandably taken aback by the margin of victory.
An initial club statement said: “Clearly shocked at the scoreline, the club will be holding a meeting this week when hopefully all facts will be available after which the club may be in a position to comment further.”
Dockers will seek clarification from the Rugby Football Union that their score is in fact a record.
Sixteen of the 23 players they used got on the scoresheet at Potterne Park with Dan Mallard scoring four tries, while Alex Priest, Donald Wharton, James Osborne and Michael Notarbtolo all bagged hat-tricks.
Tom Kier, who scored two tries, kicked 24 of Dockers’ 26 conversions.
However, Dockers fell short of emulating the world record set by French club Lavardac in their 350-0 victory over Vergt in 1984.