Leicester Lions continue to boost their ‘points for’ tally with Saturday’s 86-9 win at Rugby Lions coming on the back of the 90- point hammering they handed

out to Manchester the week before. Gareth Collins, who collected four tries on that occasion, followed up with a hat- trick as the pride of Lions battle

convincingly went Leicester’s way.

Leicester, though, were unable to make any impression on the top two in the division, as leaders Loughborough Students and second- placed Fylde both

gained maximum point victories. Loughborough opened up a 31-0 half- time lead against Hull before going on to win 48-14, while four tries, including a brace

for Paul Arnold, accounted for 20 of Fylde’s 22 points in a home win over Huddersfield.

Westoe swap places with Caldy to go fourth after putting their off- field problems behind them. Last week the north- east club were docked five points for

fielding an ineligible player, but they ruthlessly went about wiping the slate clean with a devastating second half performance that produced six tries.

An Elliott Brown double helped Nuneaton secure their first win of the season at the expense of cellar dwellers Manchester who remain pointless. Harrogate

ran out 27-5 winners at Hull Ionians, and now face a visit from Preston Grasshoppers who took local bragging rights with a 37-19 victory against Kendal.

Luctonians lost three men to the sin- bin in the final quarter of their match at Morley but still came away with the points thanks to Charles Meredith’s lastminute