NATIONAL TWO: Tynedale 22 Birmingham & Solihull 45
A mouthwatering clash at home against Redruth on Saturday awaits Birmingham & Solihull after their seven-try 45-22 demolition of Tynedale in their own backyard – where the home side had not lost in the league for 38 games.
Victory in that game could see the Solihull side promoted into the new all professional second tier of English rugby, a prospect that is keeping player coach Russell Earnshaw’s feet firmly on the ground.
Tries came from leading scorer Simon Hunt, with three, flanker Rob Connelly, fly half Mark Woodrow, lock Alex Davidson and centre Rod Petty.
Woodrow added five conversions.
“The players have earned a nice rest for what’s left of the weekend and then it will be down to business,” said Earnshaw. “We’ll then be concentrating on Redruth but it’s important that we savour what we’ve achieved here first, because the lads played their hearts out.”