Sheffield Tigers roar to 50-3 victory while Sheffield RUFC hit back to beat Wheatley Hills in derby

Sheffield RUFC win a line-out in the derby with Wheatley Hills. Photo: Glenn Ashley
Sheffield RUFC win a line-out in the derby with Wheatley Hills. Photo: Glenn Ashley

Sheffield Tigers strolled to a50-3 victory in their re-arranged National Three match at Dore Moor.

A Frank Wragg try and three Tom Outram penaltiesgave Tigers an 11-3 lead at the break.

The home side raised the tempo in the second half to run in six more tries from Peter Swatkins, Stephen Destounis, Lee Monks, Adam Shaw and Mick Ward before Outram added a try of his own. Mark Ireland completed the rout with a late penalty.

North One East leaders Sheffield staged a second half comeback to beat local rivals Wheatley Hills 20-11.

Wheatley led 11-3 at half-time courtesy of two tries from Owen Gilvray and a try from Carl Mortimer.

But they had two players sin-binned soon after the restart and Sheffield took advantage with tries through Ben Parker, Ben Whitney and Rupert Broadley.

Rotherham Phoenix were well beaten 62-24 by Old Modernians.

Dan Hill, Paul Downes and Mike Stirler bagged braces for the visitors but Phoenix got a consolation for their persistence, scoring a try with the last play of the game.

Mosborough were beaten 43-13 at home by Wetherby despite leading through a Lee Bishop try, being beaten by four late scores.

Sheffield Oaks agonisingly lost 19-18 to York RI after Kelvin Charles missed a conversion with the final kick of the game. Centre Callum Schofield scored early for Oaks, who fell short when Charles failed to convert Gavin Edge’s try.