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Alex Doyling hat-trick inspires Onions to victory in high-scoring affair

Friendly action continued among Bermuda Rugby Football Union teams at the weekend with Onions getting the better of Limeys 42-31 at North Field, National Sports Centre (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Onions came out on top in a high-scoring friendly match against Limeys at North Field, National Sports Centre, at the weekend.

Onions prevailed 42-31 with Alex Doyling running in a hat-trick of tries to lead the charge. Jakee Francis added two tries and Scott Clarke one, while David Lunn kicked six conversions during the exciting match held on Saturday.

Robin Brickle, Connor McGlynn and Nigel Burgess all accounted for Limeys’ scoring.

Brickle led all scorers in the match with three tries and as many conversions, while McGlynn and Burgess chipped in with one try each.

Meanwhile, women’s action returned from a one-week hiatus with Mariners taking on Renegades and Police pitted against Teachers in two friendlies.

Mariners and Renegades battled to an exciting 12-12 draw.

Jess Cassidy and Jackie Oliver scored Renegades’ tries with the former kicking her own conversion.

Lysmieri Santana and Nisaiah Berkely accounted for Mariners tries. Santana also kicked her own conversion.

In stark contrast, Police had things all their own way in a 22-5 defeat of Teachers in the remaining women’s friendly.

Elicia Bullock and Anna Hutchinson led the way for the victors with two tries apiece, while Barbara McWhitter and Fiona Donaldson converted as many conversions.

Corrie Cross scored a consolation try for Teachers.

Because of Covid-19 related reasons, the women’s friendlies featuring Mariners against Teachers and Police against Renegades on January 15 were both postponed.

“Because of Covid and low numbers the originally scheduled games didn’t happen,” a Bermuda Rugby Football Union spokesman confirmed.

Men’s and women’s league action was suspended after two rounds earlier this month as a result of the toll the pandemic has taken on the sport, with the association reverting to staging friendlies in the interim.

“The games are all friendlies, not part of the normal season, due to Covid and low numbers from all the clubs,” the BRFU spokesman added.

If all goes according to plan, the association hopes to resume league play next month.

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Published January 24, 2022 at 1:15 pm (Updated January 24, 2022 at 3:05 pm)

Alex Doyling hat-trick inspires Onions to victory in high-scoring affair

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