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1st XV - Match centre

Calne
Alfred's Nomads
B Hopkins, C McAlonan, A Young, S Martin McCafferty (2), D Evans, T Morten
Tries
Unknown
M Webber (5)
Conversions
Unknown
Sat 9 Dec 14:00 - South West Division - Dorset & Wilts 2 North Full time

No-Mads go home with little to show

Calne, on a scrappy day managed out a great result

Calne Rugby, sponsored by Bevirs Law welcomed Alfreds Nomads RFC to the Rec knowing that they would need to secure a bonus point win to maintain their position at the top of Dorset & Wilts 2 North.

The first half was a slightly scrappy affair as both teams looked to establish early control. Nomads looked to use the pace in their backs to gain territorial advance but were halted by a very determined Calne defence. Both sides competed well at the break down and it was the visitors who took an early lead after their centre broke through to score a converted try.

From the restart Calne put the pressure on with Props Pete Brownlie and Shane McCafferty making good ground and setting the platform for the home side to launch a wave of attacks. Hooker Dave Evans tormented the Nomads defence and Calne didn’t have to wait long to level the score with a converted try when after a quickly taken penalty, Chris McAlonan burst through and offloaded to captain Tom Morten to score.

Calne Rugby vs Alfreds Nomads 09/12/17
132 photos

In the scrums, Calne were dominant and won a lot of ball against the head. Nomads continued to attack with enthusiasm and Mark Webber (fullback), Nick Titcombe and Keith Bradley put in some fine tackles. Calne then kept the ball tight, and Brownlie, Evans, Morten and McCafferty worked well together to rumble towards the Nomads try line. Prop Shane McCafferty muscled his way over for his first of two tries.

Calne were now in the groove as they looked to increase their lead further. Chris McAlonan unleashed Adam Young who cut a great line before beating three players to score.

McAlonan then got on the score sheet as he evaded a couple of tackles before diving over to put the home side well and truly in the drivers seat.

Nomads then launched their own fightback as they mounted an attack to test Calne’s defensive line. But again their attack was repelled by some solid tackles by Chris Addinell, McAlonan and Webber.

After McCafferty went over for his second try, it was the ever-impressive Brian Hopkins who slipped off the side of a ruck to score.

With Calne continuing to dominate in forwards, it was fitting that the final try came from hooker Dave Evans who scored from a catch and drive from the lineout. The final whistle went with Calne Rugby securing a 45-7 win to stay top of the league.

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Key moments

10:00
Try Try for Alfred's Nomads
10:00
Conversion Conversion for Alfred's Nomads
13:00
Try Shane Martin McCafferty scores for Calne
13:00
Conversion Mark Webber kicks a conversion for Calne
13:00
Try Tom Morten scores for Calne
40:00
Try Brian Hopkins scores for Calne
50:00
Conversion Mark Webber kicks a conversion for Calne
50:01
Try Chris McAlonan scores for Calne
51:00
Conversion Mark Webber kicks a conversion for Calne
52:00
Try Adam Young scores for Calne
58:00
Try Shane Martin McCafferty scores for Calne
67:00
Conversion Mark Webber kicks a conversion for Calne
73:00
Try David Evans scores for Calne
73:00
Conversion Mark Webber kicks a conversion for Calne

Videos and photos

Calne Rugby vs Alfreds Nomads 09/12/17
132 photos

Highlights

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73:00 Try 45 - 7
David Evans scores for Calne
73:00 Conversion 40 - 7
Mark Webber kicks a conversion for Calne
67:00 Conversion 38 - 7
Mark Webber kicks a conversion for Calne
58:00 Try 36 - 7
Shane Martin McCafferty scores for Calne
52:00 Try 31 - 7
Adam Young scores for Calne
51:00 Conversion 26 - 7
Mark Webber kicks a conversion for Calne
50:01 Try 24 - 7
Chris McAlonan scores for Calne
50:00 Sub On
Simon Hansen is substituted on for Calne
50:00 Conversion 19 - 7
Mark Webber kicks a conversion for Calne
40:00 Sub On
Alex Flockton is substituted on for Calne
40:00 Sub On
Massi Ifferemo is substituted on for Calne
40:00 Sub On
Jay Watkins is substituted on for Calne
40:00 Try 17 - 7
Brian Hopkins scores for Calne
End of period 1
13:00 Try 5 - 7
Tom Morten scores for Calne
13:00 Try 10 - 7
Shane Martin McCafferty scores for Calne
13:00 Conversion 12 - 7
Mark Webber kicks a conversion for Calne
10:00 Conversion 0 - 2
Conversion for Alfred's Nomads
10:00 Try 0 - 7
Try for Alfred's Nomads
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Calne
  • Alfred's Nomads
  • 0
  • Try 10:00'
  • Conversion 10:00'
  • Shane Martin McCafferty Try 13:00'
  • Mark Webber Conversion 13:00'
  • Tom Morten Try 13:00'
  • Brian Hopkins Try 40:00'
  • Jay Watkins Sub On 40:00'
  • Massi Ifferemo Sub On 40:00'
  • Alex Flockton Sub On 40:00'
  • Mark Webber Conversion 50:00'
  • Simon Hansen Sub On 50:00'
  • Chris McAlonan Try 50:01'
  • Mark Webber Conversion 51:00'
  • Adam Young Try 52:00'
  • Shane Martin McCafferty Try 58:00'
  • Mark Webber Conversion 67:00'
  • David Evans Try 73:00'
  • Mark Webber Conversion 73:00'

Team selection

Webber, Mark Webber, Mark
Davies, Rhys Davies, Rhys
Addinell, Chris Addinell, Chris
Young, Adam Young, Adam
Ifferemo, Massi Ifferemo, Massi
Hopkins, Brian Hopkins, Brian
Titcombe, Nick Titcombe, Nick
Morten, Tom Morten, Tom
McAlonan, Chris McAlonan, Chris
Turner, Marcus Turner, Marcus
Oakford, Dan Oakford, Dan
Bradley, Keith Bradley, Keith
Brownlie, Peter Brownlie, Peter
Evans, David Evans, David
Martin McCafferty, Shane Martin McCafferty, Shane

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Sutton Benger 22 99
2. Calne 22 92
3. Frome II 22 88
4. Swindon College Old Boys II 22 75
5. Alfred's Nomads 22 75
6. Westbury 22 48
7. Devizes II 22 37

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