London’s HAC RFC pulled off an emphatic six-try 37-6 win against fellow RFU Junior Vase finalists Edwardians FC at Twickenham Stadium.
HAC started much the stronger of the two sides and their dominance in the pack resulted in two early tries, first from hooker Thomas Dyson and the second from No. 8 Ben Woolf.
Edwardians got onto the scoreboard with 20 minutes on the clock through the boot of fly half David Gray, but the Birmingham club then had to deal with the sin binning of captain Mike Bourke.
Both clubs then exchanged penalties to give HAC a 13-6 lead at the break.
In the second half, HAC once again flew out of the traps, scoring early on in the corner through wing Henry Monsell, who showed a nice turn of pace before finishing smartly.
The early set-back sparked Edwardians into life, but they were unable to convert a period of sustained pressure into points and were punished by HAC, who broke free with 20 left on the clock to score a well worked try through wing Guy Stringer.
Frenchman Robert Hankey got HAC’s fifth try of the game, touching down a delicate chip through in the corner. Skipper Robert Kerrigan added HAC’s sixth, with three minutes left on the clock to round off a superb day for his side.Like Rugby World? Subscribe to the magazine for the latest comprehensive content.