Sudbury to rekindle old rivalry

Sudbury Rugby Club's Whittome Field
Sudbury Rugby Club's Whittome Field
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Sudbury Rugby Club will rekindle their rivalry with Cantabrigian this weekend.

The Blues and their opponents battled it out for the London 3 North East title last season, with Sudbury going up as champions and the Cambridge-based side following them as runners-up.

But since arriving in the London 2 North East, the two clubs have faced differing fortunes.

Sudbury have settled comfortably into their new home, occupying third spot, with hopes of securing back-to-back promotions as they trail leaders Diss by just three points.

In contrast, Cantabrigian sit in ninth place in the 12-team division.

However, two of their three victories have come at Sedley Taylor Road - where the sides will lock horns this weekend.

And the Cantabs may also be buoyed by the fact they go into the contest on the back of a third victory, a 37-17 success at Campion.

Neither teams played at the weekend due to a blank in the fixture schedule.

However, the previous Saturday Sudbury got back to winning ways with a 31-7 home success against South Woodham Ferrers.

It was the perfect response after their five-match winning start to the campaign was ended by back-to-back defeats against table topping Diss and second-placed Saffron Walden.

Now they will be looking to follow on from last season’s double over Cantabrigian, where a 15-14 home success was followed up with a 34-28 victory on the road.

Saturday’s match kicks off at 2.15pm.