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RUGBY PREVIEW (Nov 6)

PUBLISHED: 14:10 05 November 2010

Local rugby action

Local rugby action

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Romford look for recovery

Intermediate Cup

ROMFORD & GP v Hammersmith & Fulham

BACK-TO-BACK league defeats have taken the wind out of Romford’s sails a little bit.

Five straight wins had taken them to the top of the London 2NE table, before Braintree and Saffron Walden proved they were human after all.

Mark Collins is hoping his squad can get back to winning ways in the cup, ahead of their showdown with Rochford, but 100 per cent Hammersmith & Fulham will provide stern opposition, with seven wins and 242 points already under their belts in London 2NW.

Lu Sarkus missed last weekend’s action as he was on international duty with Lithuania, who beat Malta 9-6 in a European Nations Cup qualifier in Siaullai.

The Lithuanians take on Sweden in Trelleborg this weekend.

Senior Vase

Finchley v CAMPION

HEAVILY beaten in Norwich, Campion will hope for better as they begin their Vase quest in north London.

Finchley have won four of seven in London 3NW, while Campion have recorded three wins so far since their promotion from the Essex League.

UPMINSTER v London Nigerian

BEATEN 18-6 at Lowestoft last weekend, Upminster will look to bounce back at Hall Lane.

Their visitors, formed in 1991 by a group of Nigerian friends, slipped to a 22-12 home defeat at Barnet Elizabethans in London 3NW in their most recent outing.

Previously coached by England winger Chris Oti, other results this season suggest they don’t travel too well.

Junior Vase

OLD COOPERIANS v Southwold

Essex 1 meets Eastern Counties 1 in this clash at St Mary’s Lane.

Cooperians (3-3) beat Pegasus on their last outing and got the chance to rest last weekend.

Southwold (5-2) may be better more as a pleasant Suffolk coastal town for weekending couples, but its rugby team are doing alright and suffered only their second league defeat of the campaign at leaders Cantabrigian, going down 22-8.


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