Buxton Stags turn on style to move clear at the top

Buxton Stags v Worksop (black)
Buxton Stags v Worksop (black)

Buxton Stags produced a stunning first half performance against Worksop at home in the league to record 62-14 win which took them three points clear at the top of the table.

It was a win that left director of rugby Karl de Groot delighted.

“That’s one the finest displays of running rugby that we produced in the first half that I have ever seen at Sunnyfields,” he said.

“The boys have been working hard on a fast fluid style of play in training so it was great to see us replicate this under pressure for 40 minutes.

“The challenge now is to do it for 80, but I am sure that will come.”

It took just eight minutes for the Stags to register their first score which saw some fast flowing rugby send centre Passey over in the corner.

Half an hour later the Stags had registered 31 points as they broke Worksop’s lines at will all over the park with a real 15 man total rugby style.

The Stags went in at half-time with a 38-0 lead which could have easily been 50.

Buxton made five changes at half -time with the win and bonus point already secured and it took some time for the Stags to get going again, before fly half McGuigan went through from half way stepping opposition players at will.

The Stags then conceded a try to some Worksop forward play and lost captain Degroot in the process to what looks like a serious knee injury.

Both sides scored again as the pace of the game took its toll both ways.