Planet Rugby

LV= Cup wrap: Try brace for Tomkins

29th January 2012 17:15

Share:

SKY_MOBILE 137889743 Joel Tomkins Saracens

Debut double: Joel Tomkins

Rugby league convert Joel Tomkins scored two tries on his first-team debut as Saracens breezed past Worcester 41-14 at Vicarage Road.

Sunday's other game saw Newcastle overcome Sale 37-7 in the north-east. Both teams were already out of the running for a knockout place.


Saracens 41-14 Worcester

It was quite a debut for centre Joel Tomkins as the former Wigan Warriors forward enjoyed a two-try performance for Saracens as the home side recovered from an early deficit to beat Worcester.

The 24-year-old went in for his score brace in a five-minute spell as Mark McCall's side earned themselves a bonus-point win at Vicarage Road.

Saracens were down 13-14 at half-time courtesy of a try apiece from Worcester blindside flanker Sam Betty and right winger Tom Arscott.

Two penalties from Nils Mordt and his conversion of Peter Stringer's try soon set Saracens on their way though and when Justin Melck crashed over on the hour mark, the hosts never looked back with Tomkins' double and Jamie George's effort seeing them finish second in Group A.

The scorers:

For Saracens:
Tries: Stringer, Melck, Tomkins 2, George
Con: Mordt 5
Pen: Mordt 2

For Worcester:
Tries: Betty, Arscott
Con: Carlisle 2

Saracens: 15 Duncan Taylor, 14 Kameli Ratuvou, 13 Joel Tomkins, 12 Adam Powell, 11 Michael Tagicakibau, 10 Nils Mordt, 9 Peter Stringer, 8 Jackson Wray, 7 Will Fraser, 6 Justin Melck, 5 Eoin Sherriff, 4 George Kruis, 3 Petrus du Plessis, 2 Jamie George (capt), 1 John Smit.
Replacements: 16 Scott Spurling, 17 Nick Auterac, 18 James Cleverly, 19 Hugh Vyvyan, 20 Tom Jubb, 21 Luke Baldwin, 22 Nathan Earle, 23 Ben Ransom.

Worcester: 15 Chris Pennell (capt), 14 Tom Arscott, 13 Ravai Fatiaki, 12 Joe Carlisle, 11 Josh Drauniniu, 10 Danny Gray, 9 Jonny Arr, 8 Blair Cowan, 7 Richard Muagututia, 6 Sam Betty, 5 Craig Gillies, 4 Ben Gulliver, 3 Oliver Tomaszczyk, 2 Chris Fortey, 1 Bruce Douglas.
Replacements: 16 Aleki Lutui, 17 George Porter, 18 James Currie, 19 Nile Dacres, 20 Matt Kvesic, 21 Ollie Frost, 22 Miles Benjamin, 23 Errie Claassens.

Referee: Ian Tempest (England)


Newcastle 37-7 Sale Sharks

Jimmy Gopperth pocketed 22 points for Aviva Premiership bottom side Newcastle as Gary Gold's charges ran away with matters against the Sharks at Kingston Park on Sunday.

Playing at full-back, the New Zealander crossed for a try six minutes from time and also kicked three penalties and four conversions in what was a bonus-point win for the hosts.

It was the former Hurricanes pivot who got the ball rolling for the Falcons by knocking over a fourth-minute penalty before Sale hit back via opposing centre Nick Macleod's converted try.

Gopperth then struck another penalty before number eight Mark Wilson crossed, which opened the floodgates for the domestic strugglers, with further tries coming from hooker Rob Vickers, lock Tim Swinson and then fittingly Gopperth had the last say for the hosts.

The scorers:

For Newcastle:
Tries: Wilson, Vickers, Swinson, Gopperth
Con: Gopperth 4
Pen: Gopperth 3

For Sale:
Try: MacLeod
Con: MacLeod

Newcastle: 15 Jimmy Gopperth (c), 14 Ryan Shortland, 13 Corne Uys, 12 James Fitzpatrick, 11 Suka Hufanga, 10 Joel Hodgson, 9 Chris Pilgrim, 8 Mark Wilson, 7 Will Welch, 6 Ally Hogg, 5 Adriaan Fondse, 4 Tim Swinson, 3 James Hall, 2 Rob Vickers, 1 Grant Shiells.
Replacements: 16 Michael Mayhew, 17 Jonny Golding, 18 Ashley Wells, 19 Richard Boyle, 20 Taiasina Tu'ifua, 21 Richard Mayhew, 22 Will Chudley, 23 Tom Bedford.

Sale: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Tom Brady, 13 Johnny Leota, 12 Nick MacLeod, 11 Charlie Amesbury, 10 Rob Miller, 9 Dwayne Peel (c), 8 Mark Easter, 7 Hendre Fourie, 6 Onasa'I Auva'a, 5 Wame Lewaravu, 4 Andrei Ostrikov, 3 Vadim Cobilas, 2 Joe Ward, 1 Lee Imiolek.
Replacements: 16 Tommy Taylor, 17 Ross Harrison, 18 Tony Buckley, 19 Richie Vernon, 20 David Seymour, 21 Scott Mathie, 22 Mark Jennings, 23 Luther Burrell.

Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)

Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Rugby Championship
Saturday , August 23
New Zealand vs Australia08:35
Argentina vs South Africa20:40
More Rugby Championship fixtures
Top 14
Friday , August 22
Toulouse vs Castres20:45
Saturday , August 23
Brive vs Clermont Auvergne14:45
Toulon vs La Rochelle18:30
Bayonne vs Oyonnax18:30
Bordeaux-Begles vs Racing Metro Paris18:30
Montpellier vs Grenoble18:30
Stade Francais vs Lyon20:45
More Top 14 fixtures
Currie Cup
Friday , August 22
Pumas vs Griquas19:10
Saturday , August 23
Blue Bulls vs Eastern Province Kings15:00
Western Province vs Lions17:05
Sharks vs Cheetahs19:10
More Currie Cup fixtures
ITM Cup
Thursday , August 21
North Harbour vs Southland19:35
Friday , August 22
Waikato vs Canterbury18:05
Hawkes Bay vs Taranaki20:05
Saturday , August 23
Northland vs Wellington14:35
Counties Manukau vs Otago16:35
Sunday , August 24
Manawatu vs Auckland14:35
Bay Of Plenty vs Tasman16:35
Wednesday, August 27
Waikato vs Taranaki19:35
More ITM Cup fixtures
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
ITM Cup
Sunday , August 17
Tasman 35 - 15 Hawkes BayTasman vs Hawkes Bay Report
Northland 23 - 28 Manawatu
More ITM Cup results
Rugby Championship
Saturday , August 16
Australia 12 - 12 New ZealandAustralia vs New Zealand Report
South Africa 13 - 6 ArgentinaSouth Africa vs Argentina Report
More Rugby Championship results
Top 14
Clermont Auvergne 30 - 26 GrenobleClermont Auvergne vs Grenoble Report
Brive 37 - 15 La Rochelle
Montpellier 16 - 19 Racing Metro ParisMontpellier vs Racing Metro Paris Report
Bordeaux-Begles 18 - 9 Lyon
Castres 22 - 25 Stade Francais
Toulouse 20 - 19 Oyonnax
More Top 14 results
Currie Cup
Lions 60 - 19 Eastern Province KingsLions vs Eastern Province Kings Report
Western Province 41 - 17 Blue BullsWestern Province vs Blue Bulls Report
Cheetahs 34 - 27 GriquasCheetahs vs Griquas Report
More Currie Cup results
ITM Cup
Otago 28 - 14 North Harbour
Wellington 25 - 37 WaikatoWellington vs Waikato Report
Canterbury 48 - 9 AucklandCanterbury vs Auckland Report
More ITM Cup results
Top 14
Friday , August 15
Bayonne 15 - 29 ToulonBayonne vs Toulon Report
More Top 14 results
Currie Cup
Sharks 34 - 17 PumasSharks vs Pumas Report
More Currie Cup results
ITM Cup
Southland 34 - 23 Bay Of Plenty
Thursday , August 14
Taranaki 9 - 9 Counties ManukauTaranaki vs Counties Manukau Report
More ITM Cup results
Currie Cup
Saturday , August 9
Griquas 24 - 31 SharksGriquas vs Sharks Report
Pumas 28 - 21 CheetahsPumas vs Cheetahs Report
Lions 41 - 13 Blue BullsLions vs Blue Bulls Report
Friday , August 8
Eastern Province Kings 16 - 35 Western ProvinceEastern Province Kings vs Western Province Report
More Currie Cup results
Super Rugby
Saturday , August 2
Waratahs 33 - 32 CrusadersWaratahs vs Crusaders Report
More Super Rugby results
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Bath00
2Exeter00
3Gloucester00
4Harlequins00
5Leicester Tigers00