Colin Galbraith reports on the match between Cantabs 2 and March Bears on March 16.

The Bears continued their unbeaten record in the division with another big victory against a side who pushed them very close at March earlier in the season.

Also, Cantabs let it be known that 10 of their players on theSaturday had played first team rugby this season so in this light the score line looked even better.

March ran in 10 tries over the game to Cantabs three, and with the marvellous boot of Sam Howat, nine  of them were converted by the Bears.

Cantabs started disastrously and saw one of their centres sin binned with a yellow card in the first three minutes for an over robust straight arm fend off.

Cantabs had three yellow cards in total in the game and this cost them dearly to have a player off the pitch for 30 of the 80 minutes.

March started the first half with three tries in the first 15 minutes, and opened with an excellent break by Harvey Davies feeding Sam Chapman, who still had to force his way over and  under the posts.

Bryn Pughsley then followed up three minutes later with a marvellous run out and round the Cantabs back division.

Sam Howat followed up in another two minutes with a great interception and a clear run in to the try line.

The scores were coming thick and fast but the next try went to Cantabs who caught March offside and then scored with a robust scrum push.

But in 20 minutes Sam Chapman picked up his second try with a great pick up from a well supplied ball .

It was breath-taking stuff and the score with only a quarter of the game gone was 7 v 28.

The next score went to Cantabs when a clearance kick was charged down and was picked up and over for a try

Suddenly Cantabs looked like they were going to make a real game of it when from a set piece five metre scrum, their big forwards pushed the Bears back and over the their own line.

The next 10 minutes felt relatively quiet and the teams turned round at half time  with Cantabs 17 v March Bears 28 with the boot of Sam Howat making all the difference.

The Bears coaching team obviously took their young team to task and made them tighten up their game and return to their familiar game of rotated attrition with no long speculative passing and it paid off.

March were to score six unanswered tries in the second half all coming from practised moves in the loose and it started in the second half in 62 minutes with Sam Chapman opportunistically gathering the ball to force his way and under the posts to complete his first ever hat-trick, which as usual was converted by Sam Howat.

Four minutes later Will Penney got in the act when working with Sam Chapman to take an excellent try.

Again a few minutes later Pughsley took a ball and ran in another  opportunistic and individual try

This was followed shortly afterwards by a wonderful cross-pitch kick pass to Ciaran Brown by Sam Howat who then fed the ball to Jonny Larham who went over near the corner for his third try of the season after many years with no tries at all.

Of the six tries in the second half this was the only one not converted by Sam Howat.

Next came another  beautiful cross pitch kick in the other direction again by Sam Howat which saw the ball been taken by Harvey Brown at speed, it would have been worthy of a Premier League televised match. Quite stunning!

But the Bears were not finished and the forwards then fed a very controlled ball from the loose, which saw Adam Boxall go over to complete the scoring leaving it at full time Cantabs 17 v March Bears 68.

Unusually the Bears awarded  a double Man of the Match , the first being the hat trick man Sam Chapman and the other being for his incredible loose play Aidan Grieve.