Three tries in twelve minutes in the first half were enough to seal Nottingham’s first league win since they beat the same side at The Bay in October.

Both Nottingham and Richmond started the game short of confidence and played cautiously for most of the first twenty minutes

However, It was Richmond who opened the scoring after a break by Ethan Benson. When supporting winger Alex O’Meara was stopped, David Massey timed his drive to get the touch down.

Richmond now looked more confident but a couple of wild passes gave Nottingham the chance to get back in the game. Sam Hollingsworth quickly took advantage before offloading to Jack Neville. Hollingsworth then kicked the first of four successful conversions.

The second try came from a scrum from which Karl Kirwan found himself in generous space. The No 8 took full advantage before offloading to scrum-half Michael Stronge to run in a soft try.

Four minutes later, Nottingham extended their lead with a well worked try by David Williams. When Nottingham moved the ball left to right, Williams cut back in at pace, running at an angle to find space between the fly-half and inside centre.

The Green and Whites increased their lead with their fourth try six minutes into the new half. Richmond coughed up possession on the left wing. Nottingham took full advantage, moving the ball swiftly to set up a two on one on the left wing. Ryan Olowefela duly ran in the bonus point try.

Two tries in the closing couple of minutes made the scorline look a lot more respectable for the home side, but it was far too little too late as Nottingham came away from The Rag with a well-earned five points.

They return to The Bay next weekend for a tough game against top of the table Ealing Trailfinders.