Leicester Tigers made it three wins in three games at the start of the Women’s Championship North season by beating Worcester RFC 58-7 on Sunday.
There were seven tries in the first half as Tigers reached the break 43-0 in front, and three more in the final quarter to back-up the wins over defending champions Cheltenham last week and at Bishop Auckland in the season-opener.
Worcester, who had fought back to win 50-36 victory at Harrogate in Round 2, were 19 points down in the first quarter after Georgia Westwood opened the scoring, followed by a second from Ali Gale from a close-in tap penalty, both converted by Katie Childs.
Childs converted that one and the next, scored by Roisin McBrien from a breakaway after Tigers had been forced back to take the score to 33-0.
Play across the backline set up Draycott’s second and Louisa Burgham ran in the final points of the first half in the left-hand corner.
Worcester enjoyed more possession and opportunities in the second half and were rewarded with a try from No8 Charlotte Criddle, converted by centre Mai Butler. But Tigers immediately fought back with Childs scoring a birthday try on the right as the visitors’ attack outnumbered a stretched defence.
After a carry by Ella-Mae Fereday brought a penalty close-in, Draycott darted over for her treble and the game closed with debutant Bryany Chalk scoring on the right after a break by McBrien.