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Huge away win for Men’s Rugby League

After winning their opening fixture at Oxford Brookes 28-20, the Men’s Rugby League team looked to gain momentum for the season as they travelled to local rivals Warwick. It was a stunning performance from the away side as they played some impressive rugby and won by the same scoreline as they had two weeks ago.

It was not the strongest start from Birmingham though, as they went 10-0 down early on in the first half, and were a shadow of their usual selves throughout the opening stages. As the game went on, Birmingham found their feet and were able to assert their dominance, going into half time 16-10. This was thanks largely to a stand-out try from 1st year fullback Finlay Savil, who ran nearly 100m beating multiple players to score brilliantly. Despite conceding a lot of penalties during the second half, the away side managed to maintain their lead. Two fantastic tries by loose forward Alex Best and a 90m try from 1st year Gresham Lynn put the game to bed as the game finished 20-28 in Birmingham’s favour. This makes it two wins from two games, as last week’s fixture was called off due to an injury, and the Bulls could not have asked for a better start to their Rugby League season.

Injured player and spectator Sam Zeller:

“It was an absolutely fantastic rugby game to watch, some great tries by the boys and some fantastic defensive work; the lads really showing what they were made of.”


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