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RUGBY UNION: Robinson stars in Henley romp
10:00am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in Rugby
National 2 South
WILL Robinson scored 25 points as Henley Hawks thrashed bottom club Barking 65-7 to maintain their promotion charge.
The young fly half, who is on loan from Wasps, bagged two tries, six conversions and a penalty on a prolific afternoon.
Henley’s ten-try haul also saw wing Liam O’Neill and No 8 Robbie Stapley score twice.
Robinson kicked Hawks ahead with a penalty and converted their first try after lock Dave Clements drove over.
Full back Martin Nutt was next on target before Robinson ran in and converted an interception score.
O’Neill’s brace came in a five-minute spell before half-time, Robinson converting both for 36-0.
Stapley then repeated his trick after the break, while Robinson added his second, converting two of the tries for 55-0.
Left wing Richard Briggs and replacement lock James Winterbottom completed Henley’s impressive tally.
Steve Hihetah touched down for a late Barking try, converted by Maxwell Dawe, which meant Hawks have yet to keep a clean sheet this season.
An out-of-sorts Chinnor lost 52-7 at fourth-placed Hartpury College, who remain in race for promotion.
Chinnor full back Henry Colver missed two simple penalties in the opening five minutes and they never really got going.
Instead, flanker Nathan Thomas went over for Hartpury after a punishing maul.
The tries kept coming for Hartpury, with scrum half Brad Field, captain Chris Fortey, centre George Boulton, and fly half Billy Burns, younger brother of England man Freddie, on target.
Full back Craig Jackson converted four of them to make it 33-0 at the break.
Chinnor captain Joe Winpenny was sin-binned before centre Seb Rodwell scored try No 6, Jackson converting.
The highly impressive Reu-ben Haile, who was making his return from injury, slipped in flanker Liam Wilkinson for Hartpury’s seventh try in the 58th minute.
Chinnor replacment prop Andy Berry barged his way over for their sole try, fly half Will Millett converting from the touchline.
Wing Sean Marsden had the final say for Hartpury, with Jackson slotting his sixth conversion.
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