IT WAS a triumphant day on the road for the Hurricanes as they shut down Tottonians II, notching up an impressive 15 tries.


The Tottonians, bottom of Counties 2 Hampshire, put up a brave fight in their most recent home matches, almost clinching a win against third-placed Guernsey St Jacques, losing 33-32.

Despite the potential banana skin, any fears were quickly dispelled within the first few minutes of play.

Winger, George Finan, led the charge with the first two tries, which put the Islanders into a swift 12-0 lead.

Michael Barrett scored next off a well-executed scrum manoueuvre.

As Ash Smith scored the fourth try, the Hurricanes secured the bonus point before the game's opening quarter had been reached.

The ferocious back-row unit caused a defensive headache for the Totts, through their relentless tackles and multiple tries.

This was noted by Wightfibre man of the match Matt Miselbach, who said: "We were a thorn in their defence's side."

Hurricanes continued their onslaught, with Sam Rees and centre, Jack Wedderkop, each scoring a try, to extend their lead to 36-0.

Finan bagged a hat-trick just before half-time, following a well-coordinated attack.

Jacob Jordan, the team captain, added to the score with the final try of the first half, increasing the lead to a notable 50-0 at the half-time whistle.

The drive continued after the interval, with Ant Burr slicing through the Totts defence to earn his first try.

Chiverton quickly followed, outrunning the defence and giving the Hurricanes an unreachable 62-0 lead.

Prop, Ben Shannon, manipulated a quick-tap penalty to further breach the home side's defensive line and add to their score.

Thereafter, Tottonians rallied, scoring under the Hurricanes' posts.

The scoring spree was wrapped up with Ash marking his second try, and Chiverton completing his hat-trick.

Burr demonstrated his prowess, scoring his second try and the 15th of the match, by once more splitting the Totts defence.