RUGBY: Fans spoilt for choice with five home games

Dom Hammond in Old Laurentians win over Old Scouts last week     PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER
Dom Hammond in Old Laurentians win over Old Scouts last week PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER

Top-of-the-table clashes for Newbold and Lions

There’s a fantastic selection of home games for rugby fans this weekend, including two top-of-the-table clashes, all kicking off at 3pm.

Ben Wiles with the ball in OLs' win last weekend

Ben Wiles with the ball in OLs' win last weekend

In Midlands 1 East, third-placed Newbold welcome league leaders Bedford Athletic to Parkfield Road, while Old Laurentians have a chance of climbing off the bottom at last when eighth-placed Wellingborough are the visitors to Fenley Field.

Rugby Lions have taken over top spot in Midlands 3 West (South) after their 15-6 win away at Old Coventrians.

Now three points ahead, Lions host second-placed Southam at Webb Ellis Road in another crucial game.

Rugby St Andrews were without a game on Saturday, but are back in action hosting local rivals Daventry at John Tomalin Way. Saints are sixth in Midlands 3 East (South) and Daventry ninth.

A fantastic result for Rugby Welsh, playing their best rugby in ages, saw them beat leaders Five Ways Old Edwardians 27-19 away from home last week.

Welsh are now just two points behind Old Eds in Midlands 5 West (South), but have played an extra game.

This weekend Welsh welcome fifth-placed Copsewood to Alwyn Road.