No Sussex Shield repeat for Holbrook

Fronting up. Holbrook were beaten by Brighton University
Fronting up. Holbrook were beaten by Brighton University
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Holbrook Rugby Club bowed out of the Sussex Shield after a mauling at the hands of a sprightly Brighton University.

Last season’s finalists were keen on success in the Shield this year, but the sheer pace and organisation of Brighton Uni’s backs put paid to that in a 36-7 defeat.

Lee Taylor scored Holbrook’s solitary try when he won the race to a kick through after a loose Uni pass, Matt Sprigg converted.

Captain paul Davey said: “We had high hopes of another cup run this season and it was disappointing to go out. They had a very good side and two very fast wingers.

“Their backs were the best we have faced this season.”