‘Entertainers’ are not looking to league title

KICKING ON: Skipper Tom Summers will look be looking to repeat his display from set kicks on Saturday

KICKING ON: Skipper Tom Summers will look be looking to repeat his display from set kicks on Saturday

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Graham Richards has labelled his free-scoring Sudbury side ‘the entertainers’ — but has dismissed notions they can reset their targets on the title.

Despite a flying start, with the town’s rugby team racking up six wins from six as they beat Saturday’s league visitors Cantabrigians (3pm) 35-10 in the Senior Vase, Richards is still more worried about the bottom of the league than the top.

“There is not a goal from the club or myself to win the league this year,” he said.

“We have set a standard to say a mid-table position would be comfortable with where the club finished last year.

“If Christmas comes and we are in a position where we need to say we will have a look again at what can be achieved we will.

“But with a couple of defeats you are mid-table again.”

Suds continued their expansive style on Saturday with five tries in the cup adding to 150 points scored in the league, making their points difference more than twice as good as any other team.

“Sudbury play a better style of rugby than anyone else — it is more pleasing on the eye,” said Richards. “If you want to be entertained, come and watch Sudbury.”

Availability of players continues to be the coach’s main problem behind not wanting to readjust their targets, with three second-row players — Andy Curry (ankle), Dan Taylor (foot) and Harry Watkins (unavailable) — all out Saturday and centre Ollie Benton away on holiday.