RUGBY: Today’s fixtures

Neil Davies in action for Rugby Lions in their win at Shipston on Stour last weekend   PICTURES BY RAY ANDREWS
Neil Davies in action for Rugby Lions in their win at Shipston on Stour last weekend PICTURES BY RAY ANDREWS

Old Laurentians at home to Northampton Old Scouts

There’s just one home game for rugby fans today, but some exciting ones in prospect slightly further afield.

Kris McFedries in Lions' win last weekend

Kris McFedries in Lions' win last weekend

In Midlands 1 East Old Laurentians host ninth-placed Northampton Old Scouts at Fenley Field, Lime Tree Avenue, kicking off at 2.15pm. Third-placed Newbold travel to Paviors who are seventh in the table.

Rugby Lions have another attempt to play at Old Coventrians, the fixture twice being called off for a waterlogged pitch. The top of the Midlands 3 West (South) table reads: Southam 67 points, Evesham 66, Lions, 66, Ledbury 62 and Old Coventrians 58. Southam and Ledbury have played one game more.

In the Midlands 3 East division, Rugby St Andrews have a weekend free of competitive action. Saints, who are sixth play local rivals Daventry, who are currently ninth, in their next game on March 5.

Last weekend second-placed Rugby Welsh continued their excellent season in Midlands 5 West (South) beating struggling Wellesbourne 7-0 away from home. They are now seven points behind leaders Five Ways Old Edwardians, who are their opponents in a rearranged game this afternoon.

Third-placed Keresley are three points behind Welsh.