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Lagos Rugby Union Men’s League: Racing, Cowrie off to a winning start

Racing Rfc stamps their authority over Gosar Rfc while Cowrie Rfc youngster’s defeat a much experienced Lagos Police Rfc in Division 1 games held at the Nigeria Institute for Sports pitch, National Stadium, Lagos on Saturday.

 Winger; Jibola Oki put Racing ahead in the fifth minute when he received a perfect pass from Isiaka Shittu and raced 40 meters to cross over the whitewash for their opening try. Jibola scored another try in the 6th minute converted by Monday Alex to put the score at 12-0. Substitute, Abiodun Oladele scored the third and final try in the second half which was also converted by Monday Alex. 19-0 it ended as Gosar led by Felix Salami could not match the intensity displayed by Racing in the pack.

 Cowrie had earlier defeated Lagos Police by two tries with young winger Daniel John and Christian Ogar crossing over to score with conversions missed by fly half; Alfred Oche.

 Cowrie dominated the breakdown and ran the ball quite well at the back. Police scrumhalf; Sulyman Oyebola kicked over a penalty for three points in the sixty third minute and Police threatened to score after locking down Cowries in their 22 meter area for eight minutes but  Cowries defence was resolute and cleared their line to hang onto their 10-3 win.

 In Division two games, Eco II dazzled the crowd with an emphatic 41-0 win over Lagos rugby Club with Kelvin Olisa, Kareem Quadri and full back; Kingsley Okolie putting in top performances scoring seven tries to place Eco II on top of Div 2 .

New comers; Kings College Old Boys Rfc squeezed out a 5-0 win over Dynamite Rfc of Ilorin in the third match of the day.

 Racing Rfc now sits on top of Div 1 followed by Cowrie Rfc and Lagos Police whilst newly promoted Gosar Rfc are at the bottom of the Division.

    Full Results

*Eco II Rfc 41 – 0 Lagos Rfc

*Cowrie Rfc 10 – 3 Police Rfc

*Kings College Old Boys Rfc 5 – 0 Kwara Dynamite Rfc

*Racing Rfc 19 – 0 Gosar Rfc

With this results, In Division 2, Eco II Rfc lead the table with the 5 maximum points, closely followed by new boys on the block – Kings College Old Boys with 4points. In 3rd position is Kwara Stallions Rfc with 1 bonus point and Lagos Rfc in fourth both with no point.

 Meanwhile in Division 1, Racing Rfc has taken the lead with 4points closely followed by the defending Champions Cowrie Rfc with 4points as well but with lesser points difference. Police Rfc is in 3rd position with 1 bonus point, while Gosar Rfc of Ajegunle is in fourth position with no point yet.

 Next matches will be on the 12 May, 2018 at the Main Bowl of the National Stadium Surulere Lagos from 10am through to 6pm.

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