SWANAGE & Wareham secured the Wadworth 6X Dorset & Wilts One South title with a crushing 80-12 win against Weymouth.

The title came due to Dorset Dockers losing their game against Oakmeadians, while the result means that Weymouth are highly likely to end the season in fifth.

It took the Swans just four minutes to put the first try on the board as Swans’ number eight Kirk Jones powered his way over the line.

Five minutes later, a break by Swanage saw winger Rory Fergusson going in.

Steve Woolley missed the conversion, but a breakaway by Swanage had Fergusson going over for his second try.

Woolley added the extras, before centre Barnaby Knibb ran in a converted try to make it 19-0 after 13 minutes.

A couple of penalties to Weymouth had them inside Swans’ 22 and, with a pushover try, Weymouth broke their duck through Norton Rogers.

After 20 minutes, Fergusson added his hat-trick try but Luke Beynon scored a second 12 minutes later for the Seahorses making the score 26-12.

Before half-time Swans added two more converted tries by scrum-half Chris Tomes and Knibb who scored his second try.

In the first minute of the second half, winger Harry Spyers went in for a converted try and five minutes later Tomes went in for his second converted try to take Swans up to 54.

It was now one-way traffic as Swans made hay scoring at will.

Knibb went in for his hat-trick of tries, and winger Harry Spyers added two more tries in quick succession to complete his hat-trick.

On the hour mark flank forward Sam Turner went in for another converted try to make the score 80-12 after which the match was stopped.

Weymouth had no substitutes remaining and three of the Weymouth players were receiving treatment on the ground, adding to three playing with injuries, causing the referee to end the game.

Weymouth coach Anthony Cowburn, said: “In spells we played really well, and when we kept the ball with the forwards we gained a lot of ground, but unfortunately we couldn’t put phases together to gain more points.

“We just didn’t have the quality out wide. (There were) a lot of silly mistakes, a lot of dropped ball under no pressure at all, lots of knock-ons, lots of penalties.

“It was more like panic rugby.”

Swans: Barton, Spyers, Glanville, Knibb, Fergusson, Woolley, Tomes, Wyburgh, Scott, Waterman, Seaton, Collins, Desmond, Turner, Jones. Reps: Peters, Smith, Hardy.


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