Chi Colts book cup semi-final place

Chichester Rugby Club's Colts Academy side secured their spot in the National Cup Plate semi-final following an emphatic victory over Kingsbridge on Sunday.

Thursday, 17th March 2016, 11:30 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 5:41 pm
Chichester Colts Academy side

Chi welcomed their South Devon opponents and dispatched them 48-5 in the home quarter-final clash.

A glorious day greeted both teams and a sizeable crowd witnessed Chichester book a spot in the final four.

Kingsbridge made a flying start and they drew first blood with their winger going over in fine fashion. The conversion was skewed wide but Chi were 5-0 down early on.

What followed from the home side was just a mark of how far the team has come so far in this campaign. Going into the game on the back of ten straight successes, Chi never looked back after falling behind, notching 48 unanswered points before time ran out.

Iwan Munro and Alex Margason both bagged two tries, while Tom Hutchin chipped in with another as Chi swept past Kingsbridge.

Chichester’s Paul Colley, Academy and Club Director of Rugby, was delighted to see them progress to the semi-final and said: “This team has evolved over the season and today really highlighted the work we have done in training and indeed the individual ability of our players.

“Kingsbridge were a good side and certainly offered some threat. But we stuck to our structures and the tries came. A fantastic performance from the whole squad and coaching staff.”

Chi now join Ivybridge, Bishop’s Stortford and Selby in the final four hat. The draw is still yet to be made but both semi-final ties are scheduled for April 10.

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