THOMAS Hardye followed up their Natwest Cup Final win by brushing aside Bryanston School 31-5 to win the Dorset and Wilts County Cup.

From the first blast of the referee's whistle Thomas Hardye showed their intent with Frankie Read blasting over for their first try.

Thomas Hardye were a lot more physical than Bryanston and outmuscled them in every facet of play.

It wasn't long before this paid dividends with the forwards releasing Orlando Baily who showed some fine footwork to help himself to Thomas Hardye's second under the post which he converted himself.

The pack were having a fine day shunting Bryanston around the park and not to be outdone Freddie Marsden hit a fine line, beat several would-be defenders and threw a sublime pass to put in Yihan Kershaw for the game's third try, leaving Hardye 17-0 up at half-time.

The second half started as the first half ended with Thomas Hardye attacking and Bryanston holding on for dear life, they were rewarded for their endeavour with a fine solitary try of their own.

But Thomas Hardye hit back instantly with a hammer blow with Zach Southall crashing over for a fine try. The game was done as a contest at this stage and all that was left to do was for captain John Stewart to pick up the trophy to add to what must be a very full cabinet.

This will probably the last time these young men will play together and we very much look forward to watching them develop in the game.

Thomas Hardye: 15 Nathan McNab, 14 Yihan Kershaw, 13 Freddie Marsden, 12 Frankie Read, 11 Samson Marshall, 10 Orlando Bailey, 9 Joe Message, 1 Reece Vincent, 2 Joel Clarke, 3 Sam O’Connor, 4 Will Adler, 5 Ed Martin, 6 Zach Southall, 7 Stefan Perry, 8 John Stewart (c). Reps: 16 Mathew Adshead, 17 Taylor Moore, 18 George Kent, 19 Jack Hayward, 20 Will Simpson, 21 jack Adams-Spencer, 22 Jacob Cox.