WOMENS RUGBY: In front of a large festive crowd, the T-Birds welcomed a Trojans side who gamely travelled up from Southampton despite struggling for numbers and just managing to find 15 players.

Despite missing both usual hookers (including their talismanic Captain Foy), the rest of the T-Birds were on top form and quickly put Trojans to the sword in every department of the game.

The full time score was a very opne sided 120-0 with hat tricks for Thurrock's Emily Scott and Kat Emerson.

For the full story and pictures see Thursday's Thurrock Gazette.