AFTER winning two promotions in as many years Ross-on-Wye came back to earth with a bump in their opening Gloucester Premier tie against Chosen Hill.

Their hosts, who had come down from the league above, oozed talent throughout and scored within five minutes.

Their second soon followed which was again converted putting them 14 points to the good.

Ross’ fly-half Thai Hayward kicked a penalty to reduce the deficit but back again came Chosen Hill who scored under the posts after a series of missed Ross tackles.

The visitors fought back and started to find their footing, with line outs and scrums being a great success.

A passage of play on Chosen’s five-meter line eventually resulted in a penalty try for Ross.

As the half draw to a close, Chosen Hill started to gain the upper hand, scoring more tries through poor tackling to take a 39-10 half-time lead.

The second half was no better with Chosen adding further tries.

Ross did score a well deserved try for all their effort late on with Gavin Oates beating two players to score out wide.

However, they were heavily beaten 75-15