RUGBY UNION: Six make cut

4:36pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

By Andrew Simpson

Cheshire Ladies 5 Cumbria Ladies 33

NORTHWICH Rugby Club supplied six players to Cheshire’s squad in their final county championship match of the campaign against Cumbria.

Thea Breau, named afterwards as the team’s player of the season, was joined by Hailey Coutts, Hannah Tunnicliffe, Amy Anderson-Griffiths, Rachel Phillips and Rebecca Bravender for the match at Moss Farm.

Cumbria ran out convincing 33-5 victors in blistering conditions, leaving their hosts without a win in the three-match series.

They led 14-0 inside half an hour following two converted tries, though Coutts almost crossed in the corner only to be denied by a fine last-ditch tackle as she approached the line.

The visitors added a third score before the break after adapting better to uncontested scrums following a serious injury to one of their props.

Two further tries followed during the exchanges after half time before Phillips and Griffiths played a part in a move that led to Lauren Sargeant, from Chester, touching down for Cheshire.

Tunnicliffe was stopped short by Cumbria’s full back in the closing stages to keep the score at 33-5.

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