Bea­cons­field’s Labri wades in with his fair share of tries

High Wy­combe old boy gets six in two games

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - by Tim Street tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Street­boyTim

PREMIER­SHIP high-fliers Wasps have Chris­tian Wade – but Bea­cons­field RFC have their very own RGS High Wy­combe old boy fly­ing down the wing and scor­ing tries.

Like Wade, who sits 12th on the all-time Premier­ship try-scor­ing list, Idrusu Labri cut his teeth in the RGS first XV be­fore be­ing in­tro­duced into the Bea­cons­field first XV last year.

A se­ries of im­pres­sive per­for­mances have cul­mi­nated in six tries in his last two games, fol­low­ing his four-try haul in last week’s 69-17 ham­mer­ing of Bletch­ley with an­other two in Satur­day’s im­pres­sive 32-12 win at Buck­ing­ham.

Head coach Si­mon Tat­ter­sall said: “If you get the ball to Dru he will score tries – he’s our very own Chris­tian Wade. He is lethal, the best fin­isher in the league.

“He could eas­ily play at a higher level, but he is en­joy­ing play­ing for us at the mo­ment, so long may it con­tinue.”

Labri also set up two tries for fel­low RGS old boy Cal­lum Wilkin­son, while Fred­die Pugh and Tat- ter­sall him­self also crossed the try line, mov­ing Bea­cons­field up to sixth and level on points with their van­quished hosts.

While the team are sali­vat­ing at the thought of der­bies against high-fly­ing neigh­bours Mar­low and High Wy­combe in the com­ing weeks, up first are strug­gling Gos­ford All Blacks, who they host this Satur­day.

Tat­ter­sall said: “You can’t ar­gue with max­i­mum points from the last two games, and three in a row would set us up nicely for those der­bies, but we won’t be look­ing too far ahead and will be fully fo- cused on Gos­ford. We’ve also scored 100 points over the course of these two wins, which is a tes­ta­ment to the at­tack­ing work our new coach James Cath­cart is do­ing.

“We knew we had to ex­pand our game this sea­son and score more points, and hope­fully we’re tight­en­ing up de­fen­sively too.”

In the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Pre­mier, Drifters made it five wins a row by beat­ing Abing­don 39-17, thanks to two tries from Stu­art Ash­ton and one each from Ge­orge Kali­nowski and Josh White.White Olly Ash­ton also kicked 19 points for the One Pin Lane side, who visit the only team above them in the ta­ble, Swin­don Col­lege Old Boys, on Satur­day.

But Che­sham, who started the sea­son with three wins in a row, have now lost three in a row af­ter go­ing down 20-12 at Crowthorne. They host Did­cot this Satur­day.

Scor­ing run: (Above) Dru Labri scores a try for Bea­cons­field against Buck­ing­ham; (right) Dru Labri in ac­tion for Bea­cons­field; (left) Chris­tian Wade.

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