ROCHFORD Hundred started life in the London & SE Premier Division with a hard-fought 28-11 win at Tring.

Rochford have won back-to-back promotions without losing a single game.

And skipper Harry Hudson, who scored two tries in Saturday’s success, feels his side must improve if they are to enjoy another good season.

“It was a good test to see where we are at because Tring only lost once at home last year and I believe they won’t lose many more there this season,” said Hudson.

“But it showed there are multiple areas of our game that need to improve, especially playing for territory.

“We haven’t had to do that in a while and our attack needs to be much better in the coming weeks but it was obviously good to win.”

Tring opened the scoring with a penalty at the weekend before Rochford hit back to take the lead with a penalty try.

Hundred surged clear with a try from Sonny Gay and two from Hudson, who was Rochford’s top try scorer last season.

And he was happy to take his scoring form into the new campaign.

“It’s always nice to get up from scoring and see Iain Meads’ face,” said Hudson.

“Seeing it twice was even better!”

However, Hudson feels Rochford will have to work harder for their points this season as they line-up in the London & SE Premier Division.

“It was a step up compared to last year,” said Hudson.

“But we have an experienced team so I think we will settle in quite well.”

Rochford named four new signings - Aston Bevans-Royston, Mac Duaibe, Sam Arnott and Damien Brambley - in their squad for Saturday’s season opener.

But Hudson will not be looking too far ahead.

“We are only concerned with this month at the moment and we will break it down into smaller chunks,” said Hudson.

“The league leaders with three games left last season are still in this league so we can’t look too far ahead.”

Rochford Hundred: Dudman, W. Ferrier, Brambley, Gay, Cleare, Meads, Arnott, Strachan, A. Ferrier, Guess, Douglas, Fombo, Shields, Kellard, Hudson

Replacements: Bevans-Royston, Brunger & Duaibe