Civil coach Danny Avery conceded, "It was not what we expected and hat's off to Argaum, who defended heroically."
AFTER trailing to a Nicky Dunne try after a couple of minutes play the Chiefs closed the score with a Steve Tomlinson penalty in a competitive first half at Roborough.
TRIES from centre Nicky Dunne, winger Nick Coles and back row player Kev White gave Civil a 19-nil half-time lead after coach Danny Avery potted the conversions from scrum half.
A draw might have reflected the run of play more fairly in the game at Central Park which Argaum managed to win by the odd conversion. Searle opened the winners' account, but Bishop, the visitors' clever stand-off, soon equalled the try. Sloane then made the running for Ashleigh's try, which Hayter converted. From the loose Colebeck touched down for Civil Service.
Strengthened by the inclusion of several first team players, the Extra XV handled extremely well at Beacon Down to win comfortably by a goal and six tries to nil. The game was more evenly divided than the score would suggest, but in their opening game the re-formed Civil Service team failed to function as a unit. At the base of the winners' scrum, Gibbs sent out a smart service. Kingwell and P. Burns scored two tries apiece for Argaum, and others were added by Hendy. Linehan, and Reed. The last-named also made a conversion.