RUGBY UNION: Knipe doubles up for dominant Wheatley

7:00am Tuesday 28th January 2014


TWO tries from Pete Knipe helped Wheatley beat visitors Harwell 32-12 in the BB&O Championship.

Gav Stanton, James Pollard, Adam Muir and Brent Ryan also went over for Wheatley, who led 22-0 at the break, with Stanton converting one.

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Jordan Morrison and James Hoskyns-Jones replied for Harwell, with Andy Lee converting the former.

Leaders Abingdon saw off derby rivals Didcot 23-0 at Lambrick Way.

Inside centre Callum Percival and fly half Mark Roberts bagged tries, with Roberts kicking two conversions and three penalties.

Darren Clark’s two penalties were not quite enough for Faringdon, who lost 7-6 at Winslow.

Bicester climbed to third in the BB&O Premier Division with a 46-8 victory at Phoenix.

Dan Spencer, Matt Dye, Chris Harley, Matt Duncalf, Dave Behan, Mike Harris and Jamie Stevens all scored tries, with Steve Miller kicking four conversions and a penalty.

Simon Kalufsz went over for Phoenix, for whom Nigel Coltman slotted a penalty.

Gosford All Blacks’ promotion hopes were further dented with a 34-7 defeat at leaders Tadley.

Tim Sutton scored Gosford’s sole try, which Tim Ellis converted, while the visitors also had Bill Smith sin-binned.

But Chris Dennison (2), Gareth Cripps-Jones, Jake Cottrell, Rob Murray went over decisively for Tadley, with Craig Raymond kicking nine points.


BB&O 3 North: Aylesbury 2nd 44, Bicester 3rd 5 (try A Burrows).


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