The game plan was to keep out of the mud as Winchester have highly skilled and very fast players but on a day after the rains there was not much grass to be found and plenty of mud. Totts game was to keep everything tight and so it proved that was the way the game played out. Totts scored the first try and lead up to half time. At the start of the second half Winch responded with some of the best play of the match using the ball well and keeping it moving out of the mud fist to the right corner and then using the forwards to drive and finally through the hands to score in the left corner. Scores level it was anyone’s game and there for the taking. However it back to the mud and that brief spell of getting the ball out was the brightest hope for Winchester. The players each fought to the whistle and the defense was truly impressive but in the end the physicality Totts gave them the win they deserved not that Totts had all of the ball but Winchester couldn’t affect their game plan.
Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.