Sudbury coach not about to revise his aim after two wins

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Sudbury Rugby Club coach Graham Richards is warning people not to get carried away with their flying start to the season.

After two convincing bonus-point victories from their opening two matches, the Sudbury chief is not about to reset his target of merely avoiding relegation.

With a reliance on a host of university players, with six ruled out of Saturday’s home game with Harlow (3pm), who have also won two from two, Richards is mindful of not raising the bar of expectation too high.

“We are very happy with the way we have played up to now, but my goal is still to make sure we are not in a dogfight at the end of the season,” he said.

“Two wins on the bounce and both five pointers is as good a start as we can hope for and anything we can get out of Saturday will be a bonus.

“They are favourites to win the league and Saturday will be tough.”

Ethan Wright, Fraser Hall, Ben Savoury, George Murray and Barney Goodchild are all unavailable due to university while Fraser Beckett, who returned in Saturday’s 34-3 win at Canvey Island, is likely to be playing for St Joseph’s College.

Forwards Andy Currie and Harry Watkins are set to return though.