MALVERN Rugby Club made a stunning start to life back in Midlands Two West (South) with a 71-19 home hammering of 14-man Pinley.

The Spring Lane hosts showed their intent from the off after relegation from Midlands One West last season.

The sun shone on Malvern as Wills opened the scoring with a try in the corner from a well-executed move.

Pinley hit back with a try after taking advantage of sloppy defending but Malvern began to run away with the clash after that.

Wing Jon Wills sealed his hat-trick of tries before the break with Jack Curtis (2) and Luke Milton also scoring.

Heated exchanges resulted in yellow cards for both sides and a Pinley player got sent off for violent conduct.

Malvern led 40-7 at the interval and did not let up in the second period, making the most of the man advantage.

Wills again, Conor Giggle, Dan Batty and Milton all dived over for further tries with Pinley managing two consolations through their powerful forwards.

A second yellow card resulted in a red for Malvern as they also finished the game with 14 men.

Malvern head to Camp Hill on Saturday in the RFU Midlands Intermediate Cup second round.

Meanwhile, Upton won 26-14 at Birmingham Civil Service in their Midlands Four West (South) opener.

Bromyard also started with a win, seeing off Tenbury 25-19.

Both clubs are in RFU Midlands Junior Vase second-round action on Saturday with Bromyard hosting Yardley and District and Upton welcoming Aston Old Edwardians.