Rugby: Winscombe Under 18s lift Somerset Cup

Winscombe Under 18s celebrate winning the Somerset Cup

Winscombe Under 18s celebrate winning the Somerset Cup - Credit: Archant

Winscombe under-18s upset their Taunton rivals to win the Somerset Cup.

THey started brightly and scored two tries in the first 15 minutes through Ollie Dark.

Dark forced the first one home from a scrum, moments after Will Pearce was held up on the line with Ollie Wadron kicking the conversion.

And Dark got his second after a Ruach Schofield break, but with the North Somerset side down to 14 men after Harry Wayne picked up a yellow card, Taunton got themselves to within five points of their rivals at half time.

Three unanswered tries in the second half from top try scorer Tulsi Winterson put Winscombe firmly on top, as raced away untouched for a 75 metre interception.


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A wonderful crossfield pass from Wadron found Shoji Leach to cross before Taunton got themsleves a consolation.

But Combe had the last word as a try from Oscar Brown sealed a 33-12 victory and the Somerset Cup.

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