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MATCH REPORT – BAHRAIN 45 – 15 HURRICANES

Bahrain Rugby Football Club’s (RFC) first XV made it four wins from their opening five games in the West Asia Premiership last night as they overcame Dubai Hurricanes by 45-15 in Saar.

The home side produced some impressive periods in what was an entertaining encounter and three tries either side of the break was enough to send the ever-enthusiastic Bahrain support home happy.

Indeed, the crowd had something to cheer about as early as the seventh minute, as Jack Parry burrowed over from close range after some superb work from his fellow forwards, with stand-in stand-off Deina Morete nailing the conversion in what was to be a perfect day from the tee.

The lead was extended on 15 minutes as the evergreen Tommy Booth touched down off the back of an increasingly-dominant scrum but the Hurricanes hit back with a penalty soon after.

After a penalty from Morete came arguably the try of the day from Callum Roberts – who impressed in his first start at full-back – and Bahrain looked good value for their 27-3 half-time lead.

The hosts had to bide their time in the second half but it was Alastair Crombie who finished off another peach of a try for the all-important bonus point score before the hour mark.

The raft of substitutions inevitably took its toll on the fluency of the game and allowed the Hurricanes to strike for a well-worked try of their own but Booth’s second of the night put paid to any chance of a miracle comeback for ‘Canes.

There was still time for the two sides to trade further scores and it was fitting that Bahrain had the final say through a penalty after another superb foray from Roberts.

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