Bicester must await RFU verdict after Sibun injury

Matt Dye and John Behan
Matt Dye and John Behan

Bicester will have to wait and see whether their 26-14 win over Beaconsfield will stand after the match was abandoned on 71 minutes due to a serious injury sustained by Bicester’s Joey Sibun.

Thankfully, hospital tests revealed no lasting damage suffered by Sibun but Bicester will have to await the verdict of an RFU meeting to see if the result is confirmed.

Bicester had been in the ascendancy for most of the game and led 26-14 up to the point of the injury thanks to a try in each half and four superb penalties by Tom Miles.

The visitors were ahead early as Dave Hampton dummied across for a try that was converted by Miles, who then slotted over a penalty.

Wallingford replied through Phil Dawes, who stretched over the whitewash after a scrum and then added the extras, but slick passing by Francois Wiese, Miles and Dave Aslett resulted in a penalty award which Miles duly banged over.

Miles repeated the trick moments later to send Bicester into half-time with a handy 16-7 lead, and yet another Miles penalty increased that to 12 points.

The visitors were now dominant and Mike Harris duly dotted down for their second try following good work by Gareth Evans.

Miles added the extra two points but with two Bicester players then sin-binned, Wallingford gave themselves a sniff through Pete McKinley’s try, only for the game to then be abandoned.

Bicester have a break this week with their next league game against Bletchley.