PUBLISHED: 12:12 03 November 2011
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Romford hoping for cup cheer
RFU Intermediate Cup
Stevenage Town v Romford & Gidea Park
With seven successive wins under their belt in London Division Two North East, Romford turn their attentions to knockout rugby this weekend.
Park got to within two matches of Twickenham last season, before losing to Aylesford Bulls, but face a tough test at in-form Stevenage.
The Hertfordshire club top London Two North West with six wins out of seven and Romford coach Mark Collins knows his men will need to be on top of their game to progress.
They moved nine points clear with a 34-22 win over Enfield Ignatians at Crow Lane last weekend, but Collins said: “The pressure is still there.
“We’ve had first against second in the league, now we’ve got two first-place teams playing each other in the cup.
“Stevenage are top of their league, but we’ll look to rotate a little bit and have a look at a few of the boys and give a few of them some game time.”
Campion, Old Cooperians and Upminster all have a free weekend, before returning to their respective league campaigns on November 12.
But Campion School are finalising their preparations for a Daily Mail Under-18 Cup clash at Dagenham’s Robert Clack next Wednesday.
Mike McDarby said: “The boys are playing well this season, but it will be a tough match. It’s all about performing on the day.”
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