THIS was Salisbury RFC women's first match as a full team so it was an excellent learning opportunity for some of the newer members of the club and for two of the team, their very first game.

Newbury were clearly more experienced and delivered a more polished performance, especially towards the end.

Salisbury never gave up and made their visitors work hard throughout. Salisbury’s try was from Chloe Moss who used her speed and agility to outstrip the Newbury side for an impressive score.

The more experienced visitors ran out 50-5 winners.

Salisbury's men's third XI took all the spoils from local rivals Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew with a fine 30-22 win.

Tries came from Gavin Auton-Shelton, Triston Haines, Leon Landels, Scotty Nicol and Jamie Wright, who also added a penalty, Joe Jackson added a penalty.

The Stones chalked up a fine victory with Max Lloyd playing at outside then scrum half notching 18 points with his boot, as they beat Ellingham and Ringwood thirds.

Ben Cullen showed great leadership and Ant Strurgess, Josh Westlake, Poni and Lloyd all claimed tries.