NEWTON Abbot continued their build up to the season with a 29-10 defeat against Taunton at Rackerhayes last Saturday.
The main difference between the sides was in the respective sets of backs. The forwards were evenly matched, but Newton struggled to cope with Taunton's hard running backs, who banked four tries in the first half.
The All Whites' points came from impressive new winger Kyle Browne who scored a try which fly-half Lewys Ryan converted and he also kicked a penalty.
This Saturday, Newton test themselves against another National Two South outfit as Launceston travel for a 2.30pm kick off.
The following weekend Teignmouth travel to Rackerhayes to take on a Newton XV.