U20s Kick Off Campaign With Win
East Midlands 8-53 Gloucestershire U20s
Gloucestershire opened their 2012/13 National U-20 Championship campaign with a comfortable 53-8 win over East Midlands in Northampton on Sunday.
Outstanding Filton College No.8 Jake Holcombe scored three tries in the first half, while Joe Hoyle, skipper Ricky Cano, Ben Large, Auguy Slowik (2) and Harry Ivall also crossed.
East Midlands took an early lead through the boot of Rory Seymour, but a stunning Holcombe hat-trick and Joe Hoyle’s score gave Gloucestershire a commanding 27-3 lead at the break.
Mike Panaho’s men return to action on Sunday, December 2 against Notts, Links and Derbyshire.
Gloucestershire: Jack Skelton (Filton College); Auguy Slowak (Filton Academy), Nathan Blakey (Filton College), Ben Large (Drybrook), Gerald Asante (Filton College); Carl Stephens (St Marys University), Joe Hoyle (Cinderford); Ricky Cano (c) (Hartpury College), Nico Woodward (Cinderford), Harry Bissett (Gloucester University), Chris Pursall (Filton College), Richard Cottrell (Drybrook), Aaron Ryan (Old Patesians), Max Woodward (Hartpury College), Jake Holcombe (Filton College)
Replacements: Dean Brooker (Hartpury), Luke Crunden (Cinderford), Harry Ivall (Filton College), Kyle Frowen (Cinderford), Tom Callow (Gloucester University), Ed Sheldon (Dursley), Taylor Stevens (Ding Crusaders)