After a twelve day layoff, Nottingham Rugby are back in action on Friday night under the lights at Lady Bay for a home game against Richmond and a winnable match against opposition from Yorkshire, who are tenth in the twelve team Greene King RFU Championship with just one win and four defeats from their five games played.
The Archers themselves, have done ok this season, after finishing second bottom last year, Coach Craig Hammond has installed some belief in the side and they currently sit third in the table with three wins and two defeats from their five matches, although were beaten by Hartpury University last time out, on October 8th in Gloucestershire, as they lost an entertaining clash 39-30 to their rivals from the South West.
This weekend they’ll be hoping a packed home crowd at the Bay will help spur the side on to a bounce back victory, with tickets available on the clubs website here.
Starting Team: Aniseko Sio, Harry Clayton, Dan Richardson, Callum Allen, Iosefa Maloney-Fiola, George Cox, Nathan Tweedy, Josh Poullet (C), Liam Slatem, Sam Hollingsworth, Ryan Olowofela, Javiah Pohe, Charlie Thacker, David Williams, Jordan Olowofela.
Replacements: Jack Dickinson, Toby Williams, Ben Betts, Scott Hall, Carl Kirwan, Michael Stronge, Morgan Bunting, Jack Neville.
Elsewhere and down the levels amongst the updated Rugby Union pyramid, it’s been a tough season so far for North East Midland Regional 1 side West Bridgford who are bottom of the table with six defeats from six games played.
Papplewick based Paviors, of the same division are the counties second highest ranked side after Nottingham Rugby, they sit ninth in the twelve team league and beat Scunthorpe 43-36 last time out. This Saturday see’s an all Notts derby affair as West Bridgford welcome their friends from Paviors in a game at Stamford Road which should be a cracker.
*Main image @NottinghamRugby the Archers will be aiming for a win on Friday night.