Bournemouth RFC start league campaign with win over Taunton Titans
Bournemouth RFC started their National Two South campaign with a win as the Lions eased past Taunton at Chapel Gate.
Titans surrendered a slender half-time lead at Bournemouth after being reduced to 12 men at one stage in the second half.
Conor Hartley and Paul Davis were banished to the cooler after the interval before Titans lost another player through injury.
They led 14-13 at the break, through tries by Brett Harvey and Jack Clayton, both converted by Gary Kingdom.
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But they managed only one more try in the second half – scored by Jake Woolmore, with Kingdom adding the extras.
Russell Westcott, Sam Hardcastle, Dan Connolly, Rob Fuller and George Drake got tries for Bournemouth, with Dan Pollard kicking three penalties and four conversions.