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The wait is over. National league rugby returned over the weekend with some thrilling matches across the country. Each week we will be bringing you all the news and stories from the leagues, send us your match reports and images here.
Rosslyn Park make a statement
Rosslyn Park made an early impression in National One with a dominant 58-0 win over Old Albanians, taking their place at the top of the table after the first round of fixtures.
It was a worrying start for Old Albanians in their first home game of the season while Park will now take plenty of confidence into their local derby against Blackheath at home this Saturday.
Blackheath had an eqaully astonishing start to the season with a 40 metre penalty from fly-half Joe Tarrant in the final moment of the game giving them a 32-31 victory over Plymouth Albion.
With Hartpury College now plying their trade in the Greene King IPA Championship, Coventry showed their credentials with a thumping 63-20 win over Hull Ionians.
Hull started well, going up 14-3 in the opening ten minutes and were only 20-25 down at the half but the second forty proved a different story.
A Coventry side, containing seven debutants, scored 38 unanswered points to record their largest ever away win on the opening day of the season.
Saturday also saw fellow newcomers Bishop's Stortford play Caldy with the former claiming a 49-26 bonus-point victory while newly-promoted Old Etlhamians went down 39-14 to Esher.
Ampthill rescued a draw with Birmingham Moseley with the match finishing 21-21 while Darlington Mowden Park and Cambridge got off to a winning start with wins over Loughborough and Fylde respectively.
Sale lay down marker
Sale and Sedgley Park look set to continue their battle at the top of National Two North this season after both teams came away with bonus-points wins over the weekend.
Sale scored seven tries to beat Leicester Lions 48-10 and looked impressive throughout having missed out on promotion last season.
Meanwhile Sedgley Park beat Sheffield Tigers 38-5 away from home following a dominant performance from their forwards.
Luctonians won a thrilling opening fixture against Sheffield with the boot of Louis Silver helping them towards a 32-31 win while Blaydon's start to life in National Two North got off to a bad start with a 52-26 loss to Hinckley.
Tonbridge Juddians make perfect start
After earning promotion from National Three last season, Tonbridge Juddians made an ideal start to 2017/18 in National Two South with a 50-17 win over Bury St Edmunds.
The bonus-point win puts them just below Redruth in the table with the Cornwall side putting in a dominant performance against new boys Old Redcliffians to top the table after week one.
Redruth scored nine tries and looked impressive throughout which pleased Head Coach Pale Nonu, "The scrum went well and when we moved the ball wide we showed we had good pace out wide. We will look to build on this performance next week at Barnstaple.”
Chinnor, who nearly earned promotion last season, saved a last-gasp draw away to Clifton after a try in the dying moments from Orisi Nawaqaliva.
Chinnor had led 17-3 with 15 minutes to go but three tries in quick succession from the hosts put victory in doubt before Nawaqaliva saved the day.
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