LUCTONIANS picked up in the same form they left 2022, as they comprehensively beat Bournville 52-0 running over seven tries without reply.

In conditions that were breezy to begin with and then extremely wet on top in the second period the hosts used a combination of power and pace to dominate the game.

Man-of-the-match Louis Silver scored 22 points including a perfect eight from eight from the tee.

Silver started the scoreboard ticking with a penalty on five minutes, and Lucs would have a 10-0 lead after nine minutes as James Wheeler ran in a dangerous counterattack, started by fellow winger Charlie Grimes.

Tom Jones then made it 17-0 after just 21 minutes were played with a wonderful solo effort, before Silver went over with a quick tap and go penalty.

Grimes would score his eighth try of the season on 33 minutes, finishing off some lovely phase play by the home side.

The scoring wasn’t done for the first half as Lucs scored the try of the game on the stroke of half time, as Grimes and Rob Aikman combined from a first phase move to put fullback Josh Watkins in for a converted score and a 38-0 lead at the break.

As the elements worsened in the second period, running rugby became a thought of the past but Lucs would still score two further tries through Aiden Cheshire and Owien Harriott-Davis for a 52-0 final score-line.

Bournville were unable to muster anything in the face of the league’s top ranked defence.