CLINICAL Luctonians scored 11 tries from a range of positions as they sent an early message out to their Midlands Premier rivals with a 73-14 victory over Lichfield.

The hosts playing in their charity ‘Lucs in Pink’ shirts went ahead after just three minutes when Henry Monkley ran through after New Zealander Isaac Fanueli played him through on his debut.

Lichfield did respond to level the scorers after six minute but that only started an avalanche of tries with Josh Watkins scoring a brace within 13 minutes.

Drew Cheshire followed with two of his own before kicker Sam Boxhall added a sixth try and Rob Bengry made it 49-7 at half-time.

Monkley continued the second half in the same fashion scoring his second of the day before former Moseley professional Cheshire secured his hat-trick.

Tom Jones inflicted further misery on the visitors before another debutant Connor Deignan completed the scoring.

“It was a very good start to the season and good to get points on the board and lay down a marker,” said Luctonians head coach Ryan Watkins.

“We were really clinical in the first half and I’m happy that we put away our chances. We are a side who work hard for each other and scored a range of tries so we have a lot of threats that people have to deal with.”

Luctonians also welcomed two Namibian internationals into their squad last week who played for their seconds and will provide Watkins with a selection headache ahead of their home tie against Syston on Saturday (3pm).

The 'Lucs in Pink' day raised over £10,000 for Breast Cancer Heaven.