Vernon starts as Honiton Rhinos impress at Exmouth


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Honiton Rhinos Under-9s had the luxury of a full squad of 10 for their last action which saw them travel to Exmouth.

With the home side sporting good numbers it was agree to play three matches.

The opening contest was even-steven until the deadlock was broken when Jake Downs crossed the home whitewash to open the scoring. Downs went on to score four times in total and there was also a brace from Jack Vernon and single scores by Sam Olliff, Eiran Enticott, Charlie Beer and Harry Branch in what was ultimately an 11-3 Rhinos success.

Game two saw the hosts able to introduce fresh legs and it made for a closer encounter, but again Rhinos emerged victorious, this time by nine scores to seven.

Jake Downs (3), Eiran Enticott, Bobbie Perrett, Harry Branch, Reuben Lidster, Jack Vernon and Charlie Beer all scored for Rhinos.

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The third game saw an understandable reduction in energy from Rhinos – with all players performing for a third time on the morning while the home side could again bring fresh legs into the contest. Rhinos put in another fine shift, but were edged out by the odd score in seven.

Jack Vernon, Eiran Enticott and Charlie Beer were the Rhino try scorers.

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The two team members not to get on the score sheet, but who also played big roles in the games were Alex Palmer and Eli Sparks.

Throughout the three games the Rhinos dished up some exceptional team play and were able to net countless turnovers due to the intensity of the tackling.

The Rhinos Man of the Match award went to the Jack Vernon.

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