Rugby Latest: John’s Scrape Past Dogged Jesus

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John’s have narrowly beaten a determined Jesus outfit, winning a closely-contested encounter 26-22.

Despite a hat trick of tries from Jesus speedster Rob Stevens – including one breathtaking solo effort – John’s dominance in the pack eventually told.

The Red Boys’ superiority at the set piece helped them go into half-time with a 12-10 lead.

After the interval it looked as if John’s would run riot as they raced 16 points ahead.

Jesus rallied and creative play from their backs saw them score two tries in quick succession to take the score to 26-22.

John’s withstood a formidable wave of pressure from Jesus in the final few minutes, holding out for their seventh win of the season.

Elsewhere Girton shocked Trinity 29-12.

Despite going into the game as underdogs, Girton scored five tries to Trinity’s two to run out convincing victors.

The result drags Trinity into the relegation battle, as they are now just 3 points ahead of Girton.

Full match reports to follow