One Way Out Escape Rooms opens in Long Row, Oakham, today (Friday, July 19) and our editorial team had a sneak peek yesterday and the chance to try it out.The brainchild of former science teacher Tessa Angell, the first room to open is called Gas Alert and challenged us to find the antidote to a poisonous gas leaking in the laboratory of 'mad professor' Professor Wotamesser.Our team was made up of four people who had never tried escape rooms before and two, including myself, who had tackled various rooms before.From the outside, the escape rooms is a nondescript brick building, but the rooms are feature an array of special effects, making you feel you're in a secret laboratory.When entering the room, we were all puzzled about where to start, but we were soon on our way.Even now, I can't tell you what everyone did - each person disappeared off to solve their own piece of the puzzle before coming together as a group to put all the pieces together.Before going in, there was some … [Read more...] about Can you escape faster than us?
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Substitute prop Simphiwe Matanzima scored a 70th minute try as the Bulls snatched a 28-21 win over the Waratahs in a Super Rugby match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Matanzima’s try foiled a spirited second half performance by the Australian team, who fought back after trailing 21-7 early in the second half. The Bulls led 18-7 at half-time through tries by Warrick Gelant and Duane Vermeulen against one by Nick Phipps. With their forwards dominant, the Bulls seemed to have taken control but tries by Kurtley Beale and Curtis Rona enabled the Waratahs to draw level at 21-21 with 14 minutes left. The win took the Bulls to the top of the tightly-contested South African conference log and into second place behind New Zealand’s Crusaders on the overall table – but Bulls captain Handre Pollard said his team needed to improve. "It’s great to be back on the winning side but we need to be more consistent," said Pollard. "There are small things but if we want to compete … [Read more...] about Late try foils Waratahs fightback
Leaders Toulouse scored 13 tries as they thumped Pau 83-6 in the French Top 14 on Saturday, with Thomas Ramos scoring 26 points in a virtuoso display. Ramos, 23, who made his France debut in this year's Six Nations, started at fly half instead of the usual full-back and crossed for two tries and slotted eight conversions in the biggest win for any side this season. His performance solidifies his chance of making Les Bleus' squad for the World Cup later this year, which will be named on June 18. The festival of tries started on 12 minutes as Maxime Medard dotted down. He was followed by South Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe, France backs Sofiane Guitoune and Yoann Huget as well as hooker Selevasio Tolofua and centre Pita Ahki for a 40-6 lead at half-time. Seven tries followed in a free-flowing second half, including Ramos' double and Kolbe touching down for his seventh try of the campaign, adding up to Toulouse's most convincing win of a thrilling campaign which saw them reach the European … [Read more...] about Ramos stars as Toulouse run 13 tries past poor Pau
Lock Lane were back to winning ways in the Conference Premier with a 32-22 victory away to Thornhill Trojans. The hosts were 18-12 ahead early in the second half, thanks to tries by Danny Ratcliffe, Jake Wilson and Jake Ratcliffe, each of which George Woodcock converted. Lock Lane, however, blasted back with four unanswered tries to lead 32-18 on 70 minutes as Luke Tagg went over, Craig Savage crossed the line twice and Tom Sowerby completed his hat-trick. James Woods also added a couple of goals.Nathan Fozzard had earlier improved Sowerby’s first two tries while Thornhill, despite having Wilson sent-off on 72 minutes for an alleged dangerous tackle, suggested what might have been with a consolation touchdown for Sam Ratcliffe.Lock Lane climbed to sixth and are away to second from bottom Kells this Saturday. Castleford Tigers survive Wakefield Trinity fightback to win tense derby … [Read more...] about Tom Sowerby’s try hat-trick helps Lock Lane back to winning ways
George Ford rescued England with an 84th-minute try to secure a 38-all draw with Scotland after the Scots fought back from 31-0 in one of the most remarkable games in Six Nations history. England began the match knowing the title was out of their hands after Wales completed the Grand Slam by beating Ireland earlier but still ripped into Scotland from the start. Wales thump Ireland to win Grand Slam Jack Nowell grabbed the first try after 56 seconds and further scores by Tom Curry, Joe Launchbury and Jonny May - his sixth of the championship, had them 31-7 up at the break after Stuart McInally scored a charge-down try in a rare bright moment for the visitors. It clearly gave the Scots, who had not won at Twickenham since 1983 - a lift as they were unrecognisable in the second half, scoring four tries in 13 minutes. Winger Darcy Graham scored two, and one each for Magnus Bradbury and Finn Russell meant that after … [Read more...] about Six Nations: England deny Scotland with injury-time try