MATCH REPORT: Rosslyn Park 60 – Leeds Tykes 10

Saturday 11 September 2021
Rosslyn Park 60-10 Leeds Tykes

Rosslyn Park made it two wins out of two in a comprehensive 60-10 victory over Leeds Tykes at The Rock.

Park’s first League home game since March 2020 saw three tries for Ben Howard, two for Henry Robinson, Brandon Jackson, Owen Waters, Arthur Ellis and Lewis Jones.

Tykes only try came from scrum-half Will Hardwick on a disappointing afternoon for the visitors.

The win solidifies Park’s pole position at the top of National League One.

Park started the brightest as Owen Waters slotted an early penalty within four minutes.

Nine minutes later, Howard opened the try scoring for Park after some effective build-up play.

After that, Jackson showed his dazzling footwork to stroll in for a try before Charlie Venables put the away side on the board.

Then it was the turn of Ellis to drive over for a score from a maul after Tykes were repeatedly penalised for going offside.

Robinson then scored his first of his two tries going over in the corner for his first one to make it 29-3 to Park at half time.

Park then poured on the style with Waters popping over for a score. Robinson then grabbed his second.

Tykes then managed to score their sole try of the afternoon through Hardwick.

Howard then went in for his second before Jones raced over the halfway line for a breathtaking score.

The ninth and final try was scored by Howard as he went in for his hat-trick score.

Referee: Dr Jonathan Cook

Attendance: 600

Star Man: Henry Robinson

Half-time score: 29-3

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RPFC vs Leeds 11-09-21

Rosslyn Park
Tries: Howard 12,58,75, Robinson 36,49, Jackson 14, Ellis 24, Jones 65
Conversions: Waters 12,14,24,42,58, Smith,65
Penalties: Waters 19
Sin Bins:
Team (15-9/1-8): Henry Robinson, Brandon Jackson, Nick Scott, Lewis Jones, Ben Howard, Owen Waters, Jack Gash©; Kyle Traynor, Jared Saunders, Austin Hay, Henry Spencer , Gregor Gillanders, Harry Ledger, Arthur Ellis, Dan Laventure

Replacements: Ryan Jackson, Ollie Dawe, Josh Poole, Dave Lewis, Luc Smith

Leeds Tykes
Tries: Hardwick 51
Conversions: Venables 51
Penalties: Venables 19
Sin Bins:

Team (15-9/1-8):

Charlie Venables, Harry Robinson, James Tincknell, Tom Williams, Harry Jukes, Tighe Maxwell-Whiteley, Will Hardwick, Tobi Ademakin, Jonty Mainey, Xavier Valentine, Chris Bell, Callum Atkinson, Jake Brady (C), Will Smith, Matt Burke

Replacements: Suliman Deregia, Josh Peace, Tom Collins, Conor Lloyd, Ben Dixon

HT: 29-3


  • Birmingham Moseley 22- 20 Blackheath
  • Bishop's Stortford 32-19 Plymouth Albion
  • Cinderford 29-21 Caldy
  • Darlington Mowden Park 32-38 Taunton
  • Rams 24-13 Tonbridge Juddians
  • Sale FC 15-7 Cambridge

National League 1 table

Rosslyn Park’s remain at the top of the table after Saturday's thumping win due to points difference.

Taunton move up to second with 18+ points difference with Rams third 17+ points difference

Cinderford get their first bonus point of the campaign winning over Caldy 29-21.

Blackheath lost away to Birmingham Moseley by two points.

Sale FC and Cambridge was the lowest scoring game of the weekend with three tries in the game

Taunton managed to grind out a close win against Darlington Mowden Park.

47 tries were scored across the whole weekend of fixtures.

Park's next opponents: Taunton Titans

Taunton Titans have started the new campaign with two bonus points wins.

The Titans were promoted from National League South 2 when the season was suspended in 2020.