Winchester became the first ton-up team of the season against doomed Warlingham, who are rooted to the foot of London 2 South-West with a minus points total.

The Surrey side, known as the ‘Mighty Warl’ played a bit part in the 80-minute drama at North Walls – with Winchester running in 17 tries for a record-breaking victory.

Coach Darren Kingham-Scott said: “We aimed not to concede a try, to defend the 22-metre line as if it were our try line, to maintain our discipline - no cards, and to score four tries by half time.

“We succeeded in all of these.”

Jake Hiscock led the way with a hat-trick and Alex Yeates, Greg Sullivan and Chris Searle touched down twice.

There were also tries from Alex Lee, Conner Breen, Liam Rhodes, Rob Rees, Greg Forster, Rob Beecher, Pat Cheshire and James Rossow.

Kingham-Scott added: “The final try, to hit 100, showed great patience by the team.

“From Charlie Preston clearing out on his opposite wing they all participated in the score.

“The touchdown by James Rossow was a celebration for a young man who has seen his season blighted by injury.”

He also had a word for his side’s opponents, saying: “Well done, Warlingham, they kept at it.

“They didn’t give away any penalties, they kept their discipline.

“We have all had games like that.

“Now we can both draw a line under it and face the next challenge, that’s over.“

Winchester’s next opponents are Andover, who also won in SW2, defeating Effingham & Leatherhead 28-17.

The All Blacks travel to Winchester this Saturday in the semi-finals of the HSB Gales Hampshire Cup.