Rugby: Ely Tigers tame Woodbridge in nine-try romp

PUBLISHED: 16:20 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:20 03 December 2018

Nathan Brooks peels off the back of the pack for Ely Tigers

Nathan Brooks peels off the back of the pack for Ely Tigers

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Ely Tigers proved too strong for Woodbridge in their latest London Three Eastern Counties outing, romping to a 53-3 victory.

Ely Tigers Nathan Brooks in action against WoodbridgeEly Tigers Nathan Brooks in action against Woodbridge

It took them several minutes to open their account, as Matt McCarthy found space on the blindside and touched down in the corner for a converted try.

Jacob Muncey then went over from the back of a maul and, after Tom Holloway disrupted a Woodbridge lineout, he ran in for a second try from 30 metres.

Woodbridge replied with a penalty before half time to make it 15-3, but the second half was one-way traffic as Ely broke out to score six more tries.

Paul Dewey helped himself to a brace, with Luke Turner, McCahrty, Nathan Brooks and James Buckland also touching down.

Ely Tigers' Joel Scott Paul tries to halt WoodbridgeEly Tigers' Joel Scott Paul tries to halt Woodbridge

The win leaves Ely in third place, five points behind leaders Wymondham with a game in hand.

Tigers are set to travel to bottom club Ipswich YM this weekend.

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