Bea­cons­field’s Wade chal­lenge

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

BEA­CONS­FIELD RFC have jok­ingly chal­lenged Wasps star Chris­tian Wade to a race with their own wing won­der, Dru Labri.

Si­mon Tat­ter­sall, head coach at the Oak Lodge Meadow side, last week com­pared the Bea­cons­field flier to for­mer the Eng­land in­ter­na­tional Wade who, like Labri, at­tended RGS High Wy­combe.

Labri, pic­tured, didn’t shy away from the com­par­i­son on Satur­day, scor­ing five tries as his side ham­mered Gos­ford All Blacks 52-10.

All of which prompted the club to tweet: ‘Thoughts @RGSHWS­port ... Who was quicker at school? @Chris­tianWade3 or @isl345 ?!! Maybe a race-off!!’

This was later fol­lowed by: ‘Yes, but I bet @Chris tianWade3 didn’t score 5 in a match to­day. How about this race then @Chris tianWade3 ???’

Two of Labri’s tries against Gos­ford came in the first half, with Todd Mor- gan and Nick Tap­pin also cross­ing the try­line to give Bea­cons­field a 26-3 half­time lead. Gos­ford pulled it back to 26-10 with their only try of the game, but Labri then twice com­bined with Sean Mor­gan to run in his third and fourth tries to take the game away from the visi­tors. His fifth was a stun­ning in­di­vid­ual ef­fort, beat­ing sev­eral play­ers and run­ning the ball in from 30 yards out, be­fore a fi­nal try late on wrapped it up for the hosts, who moved up to fourth in South­ern Coun­ties North, ahead of this Satur­day’s derby at High Wy­combe.

What would Amer­sham & Chiltern give for such a win right now? They re­main ma­rooned to the bot­tom of Na­tional Three Lon­don & SE af­ter go­ing down to a ninth straight de­feat, los­ing 29-15 to the only other side who had been with­out a win – Colch­ester. Amer­sham have no game this week­end.

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