A 41-26 victory over Biggleswade ensured Rugby Welsh’s progression in the Midland Vase.
Six tries were scored in all by the hosts to secure an impressive win against higher league opposition from the Midlands 4 West (South).
Welsh raced into the lead within the first minute through Jason Reynolds, who bundled his way through the Biggleswade defence to score, with Angus Wilson adding the extras.
Robin Tyerman was denied by a last-ditch tackle from doubling the lead, as the visitors hit back with an unconverted try to close the gap.
But as the half progressed, Welsh’s dominance began to tell on the scoreboard, as the hosts scored four tries without response to surge towards an impressive lead at the break.
Jack Taylor and Jason Warren both scored a couple of tries each, with three of the four being converted by Wilson, to put Rugby 38-5 up at the break.
Any hope of a comeback was effectively ended when Tyerman broke away on the counter attack and fed the ball through to Anthony Reynolds who crossed the whitewash for an unconverted score.
Wilson had the final impact on the scoreline for Welsh when kicking a penalty ten minutes into the half, which preceded a comeback of sorts from the visitors.
Three converted tries were scored late on to close the eventual margin of victory for Rugby to 15 points, a minor blemish on a fine performance from Welsh.
Rugby next host Chaddesley Corbett on Saturday (3pm) in Midlands 5 West (South).