Cirencester got back to winning ways with a thumping win over bottom of the table Southmead on Saturday.

Ciren did start as hot favourites to win and get five points against their struggling visitors.

The early exchanges indicated the home side would indeed gain the points they desperately required to keep them in the promotion hunt.

Early tries through Luke Uzzell and Sam Griffiths settled the nerves, the reality was Ciren were in complete control with the Bristol side struggling to keep pace with Cirencester who were moving the ball well through both the backs and forwards.

As half time approached it was clear Cirencester were going to win, the second half saw Southmead tire enabling the powerful Ciren full back Zeb Waite to complete his hattrick, and not to be out done Tom Grainger-Williams, the lightening Ciren winger weighed in with a hattrick of his own; also his wing partner Sean Pritchard-Nash with big runs scored a well-deserved brace.

The final score of 82-0 was the best result for Cirencester to date, once again giving them momentum as they enter in the final quarter of the season. With Cheltenham North losing to Dursley it moves Ciren within five points of second place and the push for promotion.

The next game for Cirencester is in fact against Dursley at the Whiteway, which presents a stern challenge for the Cirencester as in recent seasons Dursley has very much had the upper hand on their rivals.

An away trip to North Bristol will follow the visit of local rivals Dursley.

Both Cirencester first XV and second XV teams have it all to play for with the second team in top spot in their Gloucester District 2 league, being a game away from gaining promotion.

The Second XV were in action as well at the weekend.

They were 25-17 victors away at Chosen Hill Second XV.

Among the try scorers were Jack Amorogie, Rhys Owen and Andy Halsey.