London Irish Wild Geese 17, Henley Hawks 24

Coming off the back of the first every win away to Clifton, the Wild Geese aimed to stop an in form Henley side at Hazelwood. The first scoring opportunity came for the Geese as left-wing George Owen made a blistering run down the left flank deep into the visitors 22 from a turnover in a tackle on the Geese 10 metre line, but was pinged for holding on. This ended the bulk of the Geese possession in the first half as Henley did their homework and knew not to kick to the in form back three of the Gees,e causing the Geese to be starved of possession in the first 40.

Henley capitalised from their control in possession, running in three tries and converting two to put the visitors 19-points to 0 up at half time.

The second half saw the Geese with a lot more of the ball which allowed them to run in three tries of their own, the first being scored by left-wing Owen off a clever grubber kick by fullback Peter Hodgekinson. The second came off another grubber kick from scrumhalf Daniel Grant-Adamson to put right-wing Reon Joseph over the line.

However, just when it looked like the Geese were making another comeback like last week, the visitors mauled over to collect their try bonus point away in Hazelwood, making it 10-24 in favour of Henley with 20 minutes left to play. However, even with a third Geese try from fullback Hodgekinson with 6 minutes left, was not enough to spur the Geese on to complete a much improved second half performance, as they had left themselves with too much to do from the first half with the game finishing London Irish Wild Geese 17 – 24 Henley Hawks.

London Irish Wild Geese
1. George Dean
2. Brad Clements
3. Zaki Chamnaoui
4. Scott Moore (Captain)
5. George Drye
6. Pat White
7. Tyler Bush
8. Archie Mackay
9. Daniel Grant-Adamson
10. Alex Seers
11. George Owen
12. Sean Cunningham
13. Charlie Broughton
14. Reon Joseph
15. Peter Hodgkinson

16. Ziana Alexis
17. Kerry O’Sullivan
18. Sam Hobbins
19. Harry Rowland
20. Tom Barker