For much of this game they looked out of sorts, and were
second best in most departments, particularly the scrum where the
Yorkshire front row had them in all sorts of trouble.
Again yellow cards cost them, with Campese Ma'afu and Shaun
Malton both sin-binned.
The home side took the lead after 10 minutes when skipper Ryan
Burrows touched down from a well-controlled maul following a
lineout deep in the Nottingham 22. Harry Leonard missed the
conversion, but struck over a penalty midway through the first half
to make it 8-nil.
They stretched that lead further with a fine try from Jonah
Holmes, who took a good pass from Leonard and slipped past three
defenders before crossing. Leonard made it 15-nil with the
Unfortunately Nottingham full back Billy Robinson was knocked
unconscious in the build up and had to leave the action, replaced
by loanee Nick Carpenter.
Then came the yellow cards, with prop Ma'afu off for a
scrummaging offence, and by the time he returned his front row
colleague Malton followed him into the sin bin for pulling down a
maul. Despite that the Green and Whites almost scored when winger
Pila Iongi broke away before being forced into touch.
They managed to hold Carnegie out and went in at the break
trailing by those 15 points, but within four minutes of the restart
the home side almost added a third try as full back Christian
Georgiou went close.
Carnegie kept possession though and soon sent in Holmes for his
second of the day as he gathered a kick form Leonard, who duly
converted to make it 22-nil.
Scrum half Sam Egerton then broke clear and sent a well-timed
pass to Georgiou who scored under the posts giving Leonard a simple
A try from Javiah Pohe, converted by replacement Tiff Eden, gave
Nottingham brief hope but the home side cancelled out that score
through back row man Jarad Williams, the conversion added by
replacement Louis Grimoldby made it 36-7.
Michael Holford replied with a try for Nottingham, Eden again
converting, before Holmes completed his hat trick, taking a pass
from Richard Beck and sprinting clear, Grimoldby completing the
Despite the defeat though the Green and Whites remain fourth in
the Championship table.