Lions finally showed the sort of form their star-studded line
up had looked capable of. They routed a Camberley side who have
played tight games against the top three sides, beating leaders
This was a superb team performance. The Lions pack dominated
as usual and provided a constant stream of good ball to the
backs. With the visitors standing off in the tackle, the backs
were a revelation and produced a feast of exciting handling
scoring was dominated by three players who totalled 55 points
between them. Eddie Saunders and Mark Jasnikowski scored three
tries each. New fly half Jacques Steyn kicked nine conversions
and also scored a try himself.
After early tries for Jasnikowski and Kevin Dunn, Camberley
kicked two penalties for 14-6.
On a fine Webb Ellis surface, Rugby then scored three more
tries in the final 10 minutes of the first half. Steyn dived
over and took a knock, leaving 'Jas' to kick the conversion, and
Saunders, running the Camberley defence ragged all game, touched
Coach Paul Turner was annoyed that mistakes allowed Camberley
wing David Scott to sprint away for a stoppage time try for a
half-time score of 33-13.
Rugby lost second row Field to the sinbin for stamping.
Fellow lock Tim Colier made up for that by setting up two tries,
turning over possession before setting up Saunders and then
feeding Turner whose subtle dummy opened up the visitors'
Lions ran in five more fine tries in the final 15 minutes to
leave the home crowd delirious. Jasnkowski twice chased kicks
ahead and Sam Tovo, Tim Collier and Matt Coley scored once each.
With two more home games in the next fortnight, Rugby will be
looking to be in the top three by Christmas.
Coley; Saunders; Jasnikowski; Tassell; Hyde (Turner); Steyn;
Becconsall; Davies (Shadbolt); Dunn (Kwisiuk); Greenbury;
Collier; Field; Tovo; Wingham; Muckalt
Tries - Saunders (3), Jasnikowski (3), Coley, Steyn,
Dunn, Colier, Tovo, Turner
Conversions - Steyn (9), Jasnikowski