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Give me a lift: Renegades thrashed Police 52-7

Renegades clinched their fifth consecutive Bermuda Rugby Football Union League title after a 52-7 rout of Police.

In a dominant display throughout, Renegades opened the scoring through Charles Craig, with Paul Kelly successfully converting.

A penalty try followed shortly after, Alex Brown raced onto Jahan Cadenio’s kick to crash over. Kelly again successfully converted to extend the lead to 21-0 with only 20 minutes played.

Police finally responded with a converted try of their own through Vaughn Van Oudtshoorn, but it was to prove nothing more than a consolation as Rengades quickly reasserted their dominance with Jamie Baum going over for a bonus point try shortly after. Kelly again added the conversion to send Rengades in with a 28-7 lead at the break.

That momentum continued, with Tommy Westhead and Alex Brown both going over in quick succession. Robin Bricknell kicked one of the conversions to extend the advantage to 40-7. Not resting on the laurels, Renegades showed no mercy as Baum added a further two tries to wrap up proceedings and yet more league honours. Meanwhile, Mariners were a taught a lesson by Teachers, who ran out convincing 49-10 winners.

It was the Mariners who broke the deadlock, getting off to the perfect start, as Ryan Robb went over the in the corner.

However, Teachers quickly fought back, with two George Peets penalty kicks in quick succession overturning the deficit to put his side 6-5 ahead

Peets continued to have a strong influence on the game, crashing over to extend the advantage further, before Aldo Campbell got in on the act with a powerful drive to add another five points. Peets successfully converted as Teachers led 18-5 at the interval. The pressure continued after the break as David Porter’s neat kick was successfully chased down by Peets to score. Steve Wallace powered his way through shortly after to add another try, with Peets’s conversion making it 32-5.

A fine attack resulted in Teachers winger Bertie Horsefield scoring in the corner, before Jahkee Simons quickly added another try to take the score to 42-5. Mariners showed their fighting spirit with captain Dave Rorke ploughing over to reduce the deficit, but Teachers had the last laugh as Chinua Smith raced through to score, with Jahkee Simons converting to complete the scoring.