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Match Report for

Newport (1st) vs. Burlington
24 September 2016

Location: Fort Adams Park, Newport

Newport: 124    Burlington: 14

This match was played, but the teams had agreed to a forfeit as Burlington had to travel with limited player numbers, and borrowed some players from Newport.

The match was played, in great spirits, and the ball was thrown around with a lot of enthusiasm. 22 tries scored in total, 20 of them by Newport.

Burlington, to their immense credit, played with a level of commitment that you don't always see in situations like this, and were determined to play the entire 80 minutes. Newport loaned players as needed, even having their left winger substitute out from the Newport team, and volunteer to put on a Burlington jersey, and veteran player-coach "Churchie" putting on a jersey and playing in sneakers and khaki shorts.

Traffic was horrific, as it often is. The weather in Newport was wonderful. The players were a pleasure to work with.

Referee: Nick Priscott