66 - 10HT 26 - 10

Sixways
Att 6,287
Sat 11 Jan 20, 3:00pm

Highlights & Report | Warriors 66-10 Enisei-STM

Warriors set up a shoot-out with Castres next Friday for a place in the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a ten-try victory over the Russian champions at Sixways.

A hat-trick of tries from Ollie Lawrence inside ten first half minutes set Warriors on the way to the bonus point they needed and Noah Heward embellished the win with two tries after the break to take his tally to three in two senior appearances.

Warriors 50th European victory came in their first match since lock Michael Fatialofa sustained his neck injury at Saracens. Warriors’ players made it clear that their stricken colleague was in their thoughts as they had ‘Fats’ written on the back of their training tops and ‘MF’ on their match shirts.

Warriors also produced a performance that Fatialofa could be proud of although the victory was not entirely straightforward.

Enisei came to play rugby and almost took the lead with a kick ahead that forced Warriors to scramble back in defence.

Warriors went ahead when Scott van Breda scythed through with a powerful diagonal that took him all the way to the line and Jamie Shillcock levered over the conversion from the touchline.

But Enisei were level again within four minutes with fly-half Ramil Gaisin finding left wing Bjorn Basson with a pinpoint accurate kick and full-back Earll Douwrie finishing the attack.

Gaisin added the extras and then kicked an easy penalty after Warriors went offside in defence which gave Enisei the lead, but only briefly.

Lawrence then got to work, expertly finishing an attack in which left wing Nick David was prominent for his first try.

David again helped to stretch Enisei’s defence for Lawrence’s second and the hat-trick try soon followed after Lawrence hit the line at pace and collected a short pass from Shillcock to secure the bonus point.

The result was never in doubt after that and Warriors took the opportunity to entertain after the break by scoring six unanswered tries to rattle up their biggest win of the season.

Marco Mama drove over from close range, Shillcock scored and converted his own try and Isaac Miller dotted down after James Scott had charged down a clearance kick near the line.

Heward collected a long pass from Shillcock to score his first, Will Butler marked his return from an ankle injury with the ninth try and Heward scored from the restart, racing over from long range for an outstanding score.

Shillcock, who controlled the game superbly from fly-half, finished with a haul of 21 points to go with the 27 he scored against Enisei  in Kranosdar in November.

 

Warriors | 15 Chris Pennell, 14 Nick David, 13 Ollie Lawrence (Butler 54), 12 Scott van Breda, 11 Tom Howe (Heward 58), 10 Jamie Shillcock, 9 Jono Kitto (Simpson 58), 1 Ethan Waller (Owen 52), 2 Isaac Miller (Cutting 58), 3 Richard Palframan (Schonert 61), 4 Andrew Kitchener, 5 James Scott, 6 Tom Dodd (Monks 58), 7 Marco Mama (Cox 58), 8 GJ van Velze (C).

Replacements | 16 Beck Cutting, 17 Kai Owen, 18 Nick Schonert, 19 Morgan Monks, 20 Matt Cox, 21 Gareth Simpson, 22 Will Butler, 23 Noah Heward.

 

Timeline

8m | Van Breda try 5-0
9m | Shillcock con 7-0
12m | Douwrie try 7-5
13m | Gaisin con 7-7
17m | Gaisin pen 7-10
21m | Lawrence try 12-10
22m | Shillcock con 14-10
24m | Lawrence try 19-10
31m | Lawrence try 24-10
32m | Shillcock con 26-10
45m | Mama try 31-10
46m | Shillcock con 33-10
51m | Shillcock try 38-10
52m | Shillcock con 40-10
57m | Miller try 45-10
58m | Shillcock con 47-10
68m | Heward try 52-10
69m | Shillcock con 54-10
75m | Butler try 59-10
78m | Heward try 64-10
79m | Shillcock con 66-10

 

Competition: Challenge Cup
Venue: Sixways
Referee: Craig Evans
Game Type: Home
Fixture Round: 5
Attendance: 6,287
No. Name T C D P
15 Earll Douwrie 1T
14 Davit Meskhi
13 Yuri Baranov
12 Dimitri Gerasimov
11 Bjorn Basson
10 Ramil Gaisin 1C 1P
9 Alexei Shcherban
1 Nikoloz Khatiashvili
2 Stanislav Sel'skiy
3 Innokenty Zykov
4 Uldis Saulite
5 Evgeni Elgin
6 Mikheil Gachechiladze
7 Nikolozi Sukhashvili
8 Jeremy Jordaan
Replacements
16 Shamil Magomedov
17 Ewald van der Westhuizen
18 Azat Musin
19 Dimitri Krotov
20 Nikita Churashov
21 Konstantin Uzunov
22 Davit Kacharava
23 Andrei Temnov