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[02 DEC 00] RUGBY LIONS MATCH REPORT - NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 2
Rugby Lions (33) 80
Camberley (13) 13
BY ALISTAIR BRUTEN

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 Harrogate.

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 moves.

Eddie Saunders, Rugby LionsThe 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 down twice.

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' defence.

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.

MATCH FACTS

RUGBY LIONS:
Coley; Saunders; Jasnikowski; Tassell; Hyde (Turner); Steyn; Becconsall; Davies (Shadbolt); Dunn (Kwisiuk); Greenbury; Collier; Field; Tovo; Wingham; Muckalt

SCORING:
Tries - Saunders (3), Jasnikowski (3), Coley, Steyn, Dunn, Colier, Tovo, Turner
Conversions - Steyn (9), Jasnikowski
   

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