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RUGBY UNION: Hales doubles up to secure final place

Oxfordshire Cup

TWO tries from centre Adrian Hales helped Chinnor 2nd power into the club’s fourth successive final with 27-8 victory over Witney at Kingsey Road.

They will now face either Wallingford or Oxford University Greyhounds at Iffley Road on Sunday, April 21 seeking a fourth win in a row.

Chinnor took the lead on 16 minutes when lock Jack Horwood scored in the corner.

Witney replied with a penalty from fly half Henry Lamb, but then had hooker Ryan Harris sin-binned for a dangerous tackle.

Hales’s first try, after a slick handling move, made it 10-3 at half-time.

The visitors raised their game and a try from full back James Monks reduced the arrears to 10-8.

Chinnor took control with three tries, while Witney prop Jamie Burke was yellow-carded.

Prop Tom Whelan was driven over, with wing Alex Woodhouse converting.

Hales beat five defenders for a great solo try and replacement Harry Hillier struck late on to wrap it up for Chinnor.

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8:47am Wed 6 Feb 13

homecounties123 says...

A really good match to watch.
A really good match to watch. homecounties123
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12:29pm Thu 7 Feb 13

RugbyFollower says...

Very good game to watch, Witney worked very hard but Chinnor just had that extra bit of class!
Very good game to watch, Witney worked very hard but Chinnor just had that extra bit of class! RugbyFollower
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12:30am Fri 8 Feb 13

Blue&Black says...

Very entertaining game. The score probably didn't reflect the competitive balance of the game although ultimately the better team one. Chinnor's superior size and stamina told in the last 10 minutes, although the Witney lads were a credit to the club!
Very entertaining game. The score probably didn't reflect the competitive balance of the game although ultimately the better team one. Chinnor's superior size and stamina told in the last 10 minutes, although the Witney lads were a credit to the club! Blue&Black
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