Rugby: Birmingham Moseley 70 vs 16 Hull Ionians

It rained with tries (11) at the Billesley Common with a thumping win for the home side. With hat-trick by Auile Smith, two each by Buster Lawrence, Jacques le Roux, Mason Tonks and individual tries by Nathaniel Titchard-Jones and Dan Wright. This free-flowing score line for Mose was a very welcome after an arduous last season. However, tougher ties will be forth coming during a long season. Meanwhile a very good start for the new management of Adam Balding (DoR) and Head Coach Peter Glackin.

Birmingham Moseley: O’Brien; Smith, Davetanivalu, Joyce, Tonks; Palmer, Arr; Titchard-Jones, Austin, Dimen; Worthington, Wright; Lawrence, Stephens, le Roux.
Replacements: Biggs, Foreman, Tideswell, Dawes, Jolly.
Hull Ionians: Trueman; Colbourne, Tincknell, Hardy, Turagabeci; Crane, Green; Laverick, Stephenson, Bell; Peters, Mewburn; Brown, Whyte, Torkington.
Replacements: Peace, Thundercliffe, Beadle, Carlile, Magee.

Scoring: Score at half-time 24-6
Birmingham Moseley:
Tries: Smith (14) (60) (62), Tonks (16) (57), le Roux (23) (80), Lawrence (46) (55), Titchard-Jones (50), Wright (71)
Cons: Palmer (14) (16) (23) (46) (57) (60)
Pens: Palmer (2)
Hull Ionians:
Tries: Stephenson (66), Bell (77)
Cons: 0
Pens: Green (18) (40)

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