Hendon made it five wins from five in Herts/Middlesex 1 with a 55-3 thrashing of neighbours Mill Hill.

The hosts took an early lead only for Hendon to storm back and lead 19-3 at the break, and they continued the rout in the second half with a further six tries.

An early penalty from Mill Hill got them on the board first but within minutes Rob Casey crossed to put Hendon in front, with Cian Hynes converting.

Chris Kyingi then added a five-point score before Hynes again converted, this time from Toby Ikwueke’s first of the day.

After the break, Ronan Jones went over to take Hendon’s tally up to 24, and Hynes then got in on the try-scoring with two of his own, the first of which was converted.

Dan Watterson took the visitors up to 43 with a try converted by Hynes and it was the latter who kicked in JT Moncher’s score to see Hendon break 50 points for the fourth time out of five games this season.

Ikwueke added another five late on to round off another excellent day for the side, who stay at the top with St Albans, four points ahead of Wasps.

Next up for Hendon, after the break for the Rugby World Cup final, is a home game against Thamesians on Saturday, November 9.