Gareth Collins hit Hull Ionians with six of the best as Leicester Lions recorded another big win. The Lions fullback scored a hat- trick in each half in the 62-17

victory to take his tally of tries for the season to 18. He is now on course to smash the all- time seasonal record at this level, which currently belongs to Nick

Royle of Fylde, with 31. Leicester, though, were still unable to make up any ground on Loughborough Students as the league leaders achieved maximum

points in a 30-24 win at Caldy. However, they did move above Fylde to second, on points difference, after the Lancashire side slipped to only their second

defeat of the season at Luctonians.

Westoe have conceded the fewest points in the league in winning 10 of the 11 games played. But they were made to work hard for their latest success: a

17-16 win at Huddersfield.

On Sunday, Nuneaton and Rugby Lions met in derby action for the first time since 2003/04, and it was Nuns who came out on top with Andrew Murray

scoring a brace of tries in a 20-15 win.

Hull racked up 102 points against Manchester to beat their previous best of 85 in a league game. James Greene (4 tries) and Will Robinson (3) were the chief

beneficiaries; although James Cameron landed a club record 11 kicks at goal.

Elsewhere, good first half displays from both Kendal and Harrogate were enough to see them achieve home wins.