Sudbury to rekindle old rivalry

Sudbury Rugby Club's Whittome Field
Sudbury Rugby Club's Whittome Field

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.