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Rugby: Old Cooperians ready for Norwich test

PUBLISHED: 16:30 24 November 2017

Cooperians celebrate a try (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Cooperians celebrate a try (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Old Cooperians coach Craig Ratford knows exactly what to expect when his side return to London Two North East action against Norwich this weekend.

The St Mary’s Lane outfit had a 34-25 Essex Intermediate Cup win over Barking last weekend and host Norwich at Ratford’s former club on Saturday at 2pm.

And after a heavy 58-0 loss against leaders Rochford in their last league outing, they are keen to hit back.

Ratford said: “We had two tough games against Norwich last year and know we have to be at our best on Saturday.

“The squad will change again due to injuries and unavailabilities, but I’m confident we can still put in a performance to proud of.”

Cooperians rang the changes to take on London Two South East strugglers Barking and ended a winless run in the league stretching back seven matches to seal progress to the next round.

Matt Holland scored two tries, with Jason Ox and Harry Fayers also going over as Tony Bly kicked 14 points.

And Ratford was pleased to see the strength in depth at the club, adding: “It was great to get the win on Saturday. It was also really great to see players like Adam Felgate, Matt Holland and Joe Wyatt step up and play well for the first team. We made a lot of changes for the game and still managed to play well overall.”

*Campion return to London Three Essex action with a home match against Mavericks at Cottons Park tomorrow (Saturday).

And they will go into the match on the back of a fine morale-boosting win over leaders Millwall, having secured progress in the cup with a 20-18 victory.

Jacob French and Jacob Fredricks, both 18, made their debuts and Frankie Hazle’s early try was converted by Matt Meehan.

Millwall rallied to lead 12-7, but Ollie Lee’s converted try put Campion back in front at half time.

The visitors regained the lead with a drop goal, but Meehan kicked a pair of penalties either side of a Millwall kick to seal victory.

Upminster forfeitted their cup match against in-form London Two North East outfit Wanstead last weekend and make the trip to league rivals Maldon this weekend.

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