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RUGBY: Redingensians 41 Chippenham 10
5:30pm Tuesday 3rd April 2012 in Rugby
MUCH-CHANGED Chippenham found their third-placed rivals too hot to handle despite a battling performance in Reading.
The visitors were forced to make six changes from the previous week, when they had secured their National Three South West status, but were 21-3 down at the interval as the home side’s three-quarters showed their quality.
First-half tries came from hooker Chris Rowland, Dom Gosling and Connor Stapley, Shaun Brown kicking three conversions and Sam Saunders replying with a penalty for Chippenham.
Rob Stapley touched down early in the second half, Brown converting to increase the home's side advantage, but Stapley was then shown a red card after asecond-half flare-up, while Connor Stapley and Owen Root were sin-binned.
Christian Novik scored a try for Chippenham, Saunders converting, but they too lost winger Matt Rhodes to the sin-bin.
Brown booted the resulting penalty and Joe Duffelen and Sam Hallett crossed for late scores.
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