Suds look to Holt title challengers

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SUDBURY Rugby’s joint coach Scott Harries still retains the ambition for his team to win promotion despite taking a mauling at the weekend, writes Malcolm Powell.

SUDBURY Rugby’s joint coach Scott Harries still retains the ambition for his team to win promotion despite taking a mauling at the weekend.

And he’s hoping with first-choice players available again after injury and holiday, they’ll make the point on Saturday when they entertain league leaders Holt, who still have a 100 per cent record.

“Saturday was a bit of a wake-up call,” said Harries, the former first team player who is in his first season as coach, with Lee Cooper.

“We are looking to put a few things right from the weekend.

“We’ve got a few players back. Training went well and we have a first choice team to pick from.”

Harries said the visit of Holt, who have won all four fixtures, would be a challenge after Sudbury were relegated to London Dvision 3NE and had been a bit complacent.

“It certainly changed a few people’s opinions at the weekend,” he said.

But he stressed that he still retained the ambition for the team to win the league and win promotion.

Until Saturday’s hammering, Sudbury also had a 100 per cent record, with two of their victories against well-fancied opposition.

Above them, both Holt and Harlow have 100 per cent records, with Holt scoring 131 points to 56, compared to Sudbury’s 65, with 76 against.

Much of the damage to their points score came on Saturday when they lost 45-14 at Norwich.