Wigglesworth inspired by Saint Paul
Jim Wigglesworth scored 4 tries and kicked 5 conversions as Cambridge overcame Exmouth in a stop start encounter at Volac Park. Full Back Paul Diggin showed his class on his debut having a hand in the all that was good about Cambridge play until he had to retire with a knock at 60 mins. He had made the first try for Rob Conquest and then put Wigglesworth in for his first try. The forwards dominated the set piece and got a deserved penalty try next. But Exmouth were no push over from then on, and under pressure following a YC to Dan Hemmingway on 29 mins, Exmouth scored. They came back for a second before half time, but in the red zone Wigglesworth read the play, intercepted and outpaced everyone over the 80 metres to score. 28-8 up at HT, Cambridge looked comfortable, but Exmouth came out all guns blazing and scored two quick tries to make it interesting. But Wigglesworth matched Exmouth try for try and after a remarkable last 10 minutes, Cambridge finished 40-23 winners. There could be only one Carter Jonas Man of the Match - Jim Wigglesworth. Earlier in the day, the Development Team gave the Cambridge University U21s team a work out, winning 41-3. High velocity prop, Tom Jones continued his try scoring form with another two.
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