BURTON under-10s clinched a hat-trick of victories over Stoke.
Burton started well in game one and soon had the hosts on the back foot, Stoke’s defence was solid and after soaking up the early pressure were first to score.
Burton responded wuth a dominant rucking display. The backs picked some excellent lines as Burton produced their best ever passing performance to run in two tries of their own.
Scrum-half debutant Ben Mumford formed a good partnership with fly-half Cameron Callow and Marcus Tolley at inside centre.
Tolley led from the front with his tackle count and Burton ran in another three tries in the second half. Stoke got two of their own as Burton clinched a 25-10 win.
In game two a Mumford-inspired Burton rucked and mauled their way over the line. Tolley again defended like a man possessed and, alongside Callow, produced endless amounts of turnover ball.
Gibbs, at outside centre, ran some beautiful lines and claimed a score. Burton then bagged another before a late Stoke consolation for 15-5.
Without the tenacious tackling of Tolley the away side would have been blown away in the first half of the final game. But they only trailed by two tries at the break.
Hector Abel put his body on the line to stop a try with a ferocious tackle. The front row of Eddy Brown, Thomas Allanson-Smith and Tom Harrison then stepped up to the plate and overpowered their hosts to give the backs a great platform to work. And an amazing second half display saw Burton simply blow Stoke away for a 40-30 win and finish with a champagne try from Gibbs.
Burton try-scorers: Brown (three); Gibbs (five); Abel (two); Mumford(two); Callow (two); Tolley and Harrison.