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02
MAR

MILLWALL Rugby Club finished their league campaign undefeated and in style on Saturday (February 28) when they hammered Essex rivals Runwell Wyverns.

The Isle of Dogs side were technically assured of the Essex Division Two title three weeks ago, but the latest victory leaves Millwall clear with more than 800 league points this term.

Millwall centre Tan Parsons said after the victory: “We are delighted and we will be celebrating hard tonight. This has to be one of the most emphatic victories ever in this division and it’s great to be a part of that.

“We’ve got a great core of players here and we are looking forward to testing our mettle in Essex Division One next season. But we still have some very important matches to play this season and we are going to play and train extremely hard.

“Our goal now is to win the Essex President’s Shield and that will be an altogether tougher challenge. But we won it two years ago and I’m confident we have the team to win it again.”

Saturday’s encounter saw Millwall playing to their strengths and exploiting sloppy defending with some slick handling among the back line. The electrifying pace of winger Naz Mohammed, who scored yet another hat trick of tries, was a key factor. The Sri Lankan flyer claimed one score with a deftly executed chip and chase which he gathered up in one hand, dazzling the opposition defenders and dotting down under the posts.

Veteran Millwall fly half Dom Sutherland controlled the game with aplomb while the pinpoint accuracy of hooker Luke Sanders’ throwing at the lineout guaranteed a steady flow of possession.

Runwell’s only tactic was to kick for position before attempting a rolling maul, and but for a couple of well-taken penalties their only other score was a penalty try in the game’s dying seconds. It was awarded for what was perceived by the referee as a high tackle committed by Millwall utility back Denis Spearman.

Omnipresent flanker Drew Benjamin scored twice during the match and battering ram centre Louis Newton notched a trademark try, brushing off some ineffective tackling to keep up his solid scoring record for the season.

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