Rugby: Maoris well beaten by ruthless Newark

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Gainsborough Maoris were beaten 67-3 at home by a ruthless Newark IV side on Saturday.

Chris Managan returned to the fray for the Maoris after a lengthy absence and Gainsborough had a bare 15.

Newark applied pressure by exploiting gaps and ran in the first try of the game.

For Maoris, Sean Parker’s kicking was precise which helped his team put Newark under intense pressure, although they held out.

Gainsborough’s day worsened when Casey and Johnny Clayton both succumbed to injuries, one needing hospital treatment on a dislocated shoulder.

Newark grabbed fourmore tries before the break to lead 27-0.

Parker landed a second half penalty to get Gainsborough off the mark, but Newark crossed the try line three more times, converting two of them.

The hosts displayed more ruthlessness by running in three more converted tries to the dismay of Gainsborough, making the full-time score 67-3.