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Durham Dominate Muddy Encounter

Durham Dominate Muddy Encounter

Mar 03, 2022

Wednesday afternoon and another trip to Headingley to see Leeds Beckett, this time taking on top of the table Durham. The weather was dull, damp, wet and the going was … soft.

If the conditions were sticky and muddy, Durham’s brand of rugby certainly wasn’t, and the hosts’ defence had been broken several times before half time, giving the visitors a healthy lead. While Beckett fared better in the second forty, scoring a try late on and keeping the Durham attack in check a bit more effectively, the away victory was never really in doubt.

ickledot broke with his regular habit of switching ends at half time and gave each side a half attacking his end. A lifetime ago he had been a Durham student, only for a year, but old loyalties remain. He was therefore able to capture their first half tries close up. You can see more pictures here. Download some for your socials and buy ickledot a coffee. ickledot loves coffee!

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