WELSHMAN Danyl Davies celebrated his call-up to the Scotland squad with an eight-try haul as Ayrshire Storm broke all sorts of records with an emphatic 74-6 victory over Fife Lions at Harley Street in Rosyth.
Storm travelled to Rosyth with a point to prove and they did it in style, running in 13 tries in total as they destroyed the two-time former champions.
The result sets a number of records for the Storm, including most points scored, fewest points conceded and biggest margin of victory in a game. Davies' haul of eight tries is also the most by a Storm player in a single game, and he and goal kicker Ross Bryan now jointly lead this season's scoring charts with 60 points each.
The Irvine-based outfit raced into a 48-0 lead by half time, with Davies scoring seven of the eight tries and the home side simply had no answer the Welshman's incredible pace, and each of his scores followed a similar pattern, with Storm working the ball upfield and drawing the defence before playing Davies in and letting his blistering pace do the rest.
The one try not scored by Davies in the first half went to centre Craig Hobson in 32 minutes when he gathered a Lions punt which had taken a kind bounce, and sprinted the length of the field to touch down under the posts.
Ross Bryan converted all eight tries.
The only disappointment in that blistering spell was when prop Gene Munro saw a try harshly disallowed for a double movement shortly before Hobson's score, but it scarcely mattered as by then the visitors already had a healthy total on the board.
Lions winger Sean Cessford finally broke through the Storm defence to score under the posts just after the restart with fly-half Sam Wilson adding the extras but it proved scant relief as, with 53 minutes gone, Davies raced clear once again but this time unselfishly played in the supporting Ian Kerr for a debut try right under the posts.
However the Welsh wizard did not have long to wait for his eighth try of the afternoon when he once again eluded the pursuing home defence to touch down under the posts.
Bryan converted both to leave Storm with 60 points on the board with 25 minutes still to play and, after a David Crangle was denied by a knock-on with the line beckoning, Ross Bryan and then captain Tony Wright crossed in quick succession to make it 68-6 with just 65 minutes on the clock.
An awkward wind meant Bryan was unable to convert either try but four minutes from time Crangle finally got his name on the scoresheet with a try under the posts which Bryan slotted to make the final score 74-6 for Storm.
Storm now complete their regular season travels on Saturday with a potentially tricky trip up north to take on Aberdeen Warriors, who will be eager to make amends for a shock defeat at home to Easterhouse Panthers on Saturday.