Rutlishians ran out 39 – 8 victors with a dominant second half display. The first period saw Effingham have greater possession and territory but crucially could not get the score board ticking. A solitary penalty was scant reward and in Ruts only visit to the Effingham half they came away with a score when a bust in the centres saw the ball moved wide to the full back who put the winger away for the score. Effingham continued their toil but a series of errors prevented them from scoring except for a Tom Durbridge penalty which took the half time score to 8 – 3.
Old Ruts started the second half brightly and with Effingham falling off tackles they managed to get their off loading game moving. Their support play was excellent and in the end they ran in 5 tries. Effingham did manage a consolation try when the lively Joe Blunt took a quick penalty and his brother Charlie bounced his way over for the score in the corner.