Bonus point win for Rockcliff rugby
Whitley Bay Rockcliff 51Acklam 34Rockcliff finally got their season under way with a bonus point win in an entertaining game against old rivals Acklam.
Tries from Henry Cotton, Ryan Rapallo and Tom Reid, two converted, saw Rockcliff lead 19-7. A converted try for Acklam was followed by a Johnstone penalty, and a second Rapello try (converted), with Acklam scoring again for 29-19 at the break.
Acklam scored twice early in the second half but Cotton got his second try (converted) with debutant Nat Walder also touching down, adding the conversion and a penalty.
A further two tries from Rockcliff and one from Acklam saw the the game out, which all in all was a great advert for running rugby.