BLAYDON'S Frazer Wilson scored a hat-trick as Durham made it two wins from two in the Bill Beaumont County Championship with a 41-14 away victory against Staffordshire.

Normally a winger, Wilson was selected at outside centre and scored in the opening minutes for the second successive week.

Continuing the excellent form shown against Cumbria, Durham romped into a 29-7 lead shortly after the 20-minute mark with Mowden Park forwards Chris Wood and Talite Vaioleti touching down, followed by Billingham winger Martin Hopley before Wilson grabbed his second.

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Vaioleti showed his commitment to the game after helping Mowden to a 64-5 win in the Durham Cup final against West Hartlepool on Thursday evening.

Staffordshire's big pack competed well and they dominated territory for much of the remainder of the first half, but the whole Durham team tackled strongly.

In an entertaining second half Durham scored first through replacement Peter Youll. Staffordshire replied, but Wilson scored his third after 78 minutes and fly half Andrew Baggett added his third conversion.

The game was excellently controlled by RFU panel referee Miss Claire Hodnett.

Next Saturday Durham play Leicestershire at Oakham, where a win will seal a visit to Twickenham to face Hampshire or Kent in the final.