Beaconsfield’s Labri wades in with his fair share of tries
High Wycombe old boy gets six in two games
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.