Zach Kibirige at the double for Blaydon RFC

Newcastle Falcons speedster Zach Kibirige touches down twice as Blaydon's unbeaten run continues

Teenage rugby star Zach Kibirige
Teenage rugby star Zach Kibirige

A pair of tries from Newcastle Falcons wing Zach Kibirige helped Blaydon extend their unbeaten run to eight games with a 51-14 thrashing of Wharfedale on Saturday.

The teenage flyer stepped his man for Blaydon’s second score following an earlier penalty try, and then produced a stunning solo run which stretched virtually the entire length of the Crow Trees pitch, leaving multiple defenders in his wake.

That put Blaydon into a 22-7 half-time lead, Harry Bate and Chris Wearmouth adding tries before Tom Jeffrey and Ben Morris completed the rout.

Also in National One, Tynedale’s search for a first win in six ended in a creditable 36-34 defeat at Coventry.

A pair of tries from tight-head prop Matthew Shields and one from wing Dan Rundle had them in contention at half-time, trailing their West Midlands hosts 26-17.

Craig Illingworth’s try on the hour mark kept the visitors in with a shout, and despite Coventry pressing ahead late touch-downs from Matthew Outson and Rundle provided a pair of bonus points in a game which saw a debut for Falcons loan signing Andy Saull.

Full-back Henry Robinson scored a hat-trick of tries for Darlington Mowden Park as they continued to keep pace with Macclesfield and Stourbridge in National Two North.

The Mowden men ran in a total of 10 tries in a 62-17 hammering of Leicester Lions, spreading the tries right throughout the side.

In National Three North, meanwhile, Westoe fell 43-19 at Huddersfield, Percy Park losing 33-21 to Sandal.


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