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Nottingham 10-44 London Irish

Nottingham began their pre-season with a work out against Premiership side London Irish.
It was a tough opener, but the Nottingham scrum in particular looked impressive from the start, while most of the new signings enjoyed plenty of game time.
But it was the Exiles who were by far the more clinical, running in six tries - including four from winger Andrew Fenby - to complete a 44-10 win.
His first came in only the second minute as a cross-field kick from Myles Dorrian found two players in plenty of space for a simple try, which Dorrian converted.
Two penalties from Dorrian made it 0-13 by the 15th minute.
Nottingham's first real chance came minutes later as the forwards worked through the phases and eventually forced a penalty for outside half Matt Jarvis to get his first points in the Green and White.
An excellent scrum from Nottingham should have brought some kind of chance but the ball spilled loose and Irish almost capitalised as they broke down the left.
A first prolonged spell of possession from the Green and Whites should also have produced something, but a turnover gifted the visitors a try, and it was Fenby who crossed for his second on the half hour.
More impressive scrummaging gave Nottingham another good position but a forward pass spoilt the build up work, before a second penalty chance for Jarvis sailed just wide.
Fenby completed his hat trick just before the break when he got away down the left, although there was more than just a suspicion of a forward pass. Dorrian converted to make it 3-25 at half time.
A much-changed side took the field for the second half, and enjoyed their best spell of the game as they dominated the third quarter.
Replacement outside half Rory Lynn almost scored when he chipped over the defence at close range only to knock on as he attempted to touch down.
The pressure eventually brought a try for Ryan Hough though, with Lynn doing well with the touchline conversion.
The Exiles hit back with three tries in the space of less than ten minutes though as Gerard Ellis raced through the middle, followed by a fourth from Fenby, and then Scott Moore also crossing. Dorrian converted two of those to make it 10-44.



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