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3 Games this weekend plus the start of the 6 Nations

3 Games this weekend plus the start of the 6 Nations

Huw Thomas2 Feb - 11:47
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The Nuns host Wellingborough plus the Colts at home and Saxons travel to Lutterworth.

The Nuns welcome 9th placed Wellingborough to Liberty Way this weekend, as they aim to make it 9 bonus point wins in a row and maintains their 2nd place in the league. Last weekend saw them register a 7 try victory over and Olney side that came to play and offered some tough challenges. Wellingborough went down 31-8 to Northampton Old Scouts. They have picked up 6 wins and 4 bonus points this season to accumulate 28 points. The Nuns remain one point behind Lutterworth on 69 with 13 wins and 17 bonus points. Earlier in the season the meeting of the two sides was switched due to flooding and the Nuns came away with a 38-10 victory.

The Saxons have a friendly away at Lutterworth after having two weekends without rugby. They will be looking to prepare well for their next run of league games.

The Colts host Loughborough in an early kick off, 12pm.

The Club will also be showing the 6 Nations Rugby in the club house with Italy V England at 2.15pm and then Wales V Scotland at 4.45pm.

Team news: in the front row James Redman starts at loose head with Ben Holmes unavailable and Toby Dearden starts at hooker with Augy Clarke nursing a shoulder bump. Nick Walton comes in at second row with Rudi Reid moving to the back row alongside George Wallis.

Tom Smitham returns at scrum half and Harry Beverley comes in on the wing for Tak Chawadya.

James Lloyd and Martin Wood are joined on the bench by Ben Kirby who returns to the 1st team squad after a long injury lay off.

Squad to play Wellingborough RFC, Number 1 Pitch 2.15pm:

1 James Redman*
2 Augy Clarke
3 Ben Dawes
4 Nick Walton
5 Tom Aherne*
6 George Wallis*
7 Todd Bullions*
8 Rudi Reid
9 Tom Smitham*
10 Lucas Brindley*
11 Harry Beverley*
12 Tom Eales
13 Ryan Preston
14 Travis Bennett-Allcock *
15 Joe Wilson*

16 James Lloyd
17 Martin Wood
18 Ben Kirby

*Nuneaton RFC Pathway Players

Saxons V Lutterworth 2s, Away:

Dave Darker*, Owen Hollis*, Max Clarkson*, Chris Smith*, Tom Cheney, Olly Sharp*, James O’Donnoghue, Rhys Astin*, Arron Skyrme, Lewis Wilson*, Ben Stewart*, Marcus Holt*, Max Carter*, Adam Stauvers*, Jacob Court*, Oli Mitchell*, Scott Cawley, Fin Powell, Tak Chawadya

Regional 2 Midlands East Round 17 Fixtures:

Kettering V Newbold on Avon
Nuneaton V Wellingborough
Olney V Oadby Wyggestonians
Towcestrians V Lutterworth
Leicester Forest V Market Harborough
Peterborough V Northampton Old Scouts

Regional 2 Midlands East Round 16 Results:

Northampton Old Scouts 31-8 Wellingborough (Friday Night)
Lutterworth 43-17 Leicester Forest
Market Harborough 38-12 Kettering
Newbold on Avon 17-14 Peterborough
Nuneaton 48-28 Olney
Oadby Wyggestonians 41-27 Towcestrians

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