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Former Diss Rugby Club youngster Tom West scores his first try for Wasps

There was cause for celebration at Diss Rugby Club on Monday after one of their former youth players recorded his first try in the Gallagher Premiership.

Tom West, who joined Diss’ minis section and played at Mackenders through to the age of 15, got his name on the scoresheet during Wasps’ entertaining 27-23 victory at Bath.

It marked just a second start for the 24-year-old, with his 58th-minute try crucially putting Wasps back in front at 18-16.

Tom West. Picture: RFU (41790847)
Tom West. Picture: RFU (41790847)

Dad Duncan, who is a former president at Diss, said: “It was a very proud day.

“We had to watch it on BT Sport because there is no crowd allowed at the moment so it wasn’t the same, but it was still a fantastic moment for the whole family.”

Meanwhile, on Twitter, the former England youth international wrote: “That one felt good @WaspsRugby.”

It proved to be an eventful afternoon for West, who earlier in the contest rejected the chance to play at hooker on safety grounds after his side had suffered numerous injuries, leading to uncontested scrums.

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