Nottingham's troubled season came to an end with a heavy defeat
at London Welsh.
The 64-12 scoreline says it all really, as the Exiles ran in ten
tries in a rampant display at Old Deer Park.
By the time the home side were reduced to 13 men it was too late
to make any difference, the Green and Whites were comfortably
Although Nottingham had plenty of possession, they yet again
insisted on kicking too much of it away, and winger Nick Scott made
them pay for it with a first half hat-trick.
His first came in only the second minute and set the tone for
the game, outside half Gordon Ross making it 7-nil with the
As the Green and Whites pressed for an equalising score an
sweeping counter attack from Welsh saw Ross send in James
Tincknell, before both sides were reduced to 14 men, Campese Ma'afu
and Welsh's Nathan Trevett sent to the sin-bin for fighting.
Two more tries from Scott, sandwiched either side of one from
Nathan Vella gave the home side a 31-point lead at the break along
with a bonus point.
Nottingham never looked like reducing that deficit, but their
cause was not helped by a yellow card for Matt Jarvis early in the
second half for tackling player without the ball. In the time he
was off the field Welsh scored 26 points!
Seb Stegmann ran in a brace, with Trevett, John Quill and Carl
Kirwan also crossing.
Nottingham stuck at it though and worked a try for Alun Walker
from a lineout.
With Welsh reduced to 14 men following yellow card for Hudson
Tonga'uiha late in the game Nottingham threw everything into taking
It got worse for the home side when Alec Hepburn was then sent
off for a dangerous tackle on Dan Montagu, but they still managed
to restrict Nottingham to a single try, scored and converted by