RUGBY LIONS: Don’t miss the big game tomorrow

Sunny Dhindsa and Adam Attenborough in Lions' 85-3 win over Atherstone last weekend  (picture by Ray Andrews)
Sunny Dhindsa and Adam Attenborough in Lions' 85-3 win over Atherstone last weekend (picture by Ray Andrews)
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Midlands Junior Vase final, Webb Ellis Road, 2.15pm

Rugby Lions face the toughest game of their season so far in the final of the RFU Midlands Junior Vase tomorrow (Saturday 14th).

David Nurse in the Atherstone game last weekend  (picture by Ray Andrews)

David Nurse in the Atherstone game last weekend (picture by Ray Andrews)

Cleobury Mortimer will be the visitors to Webb Ellis Road for a 2.15pm kick-off.

While current holders Lions have won all 25 of their league and cup games this season, their opponents are almost as successful, also heading for promotion.

Lions have a 100 per cent record at the top of Midlands 4 West (South) while Cleobury Mortimer have lost just one game and lead the equivalent West (North) division.

Three coach-loads of supporters will be making the 60-mile trip from just outside Kidderminster.

Our 25 wins from 25 outings record has never been under greater threat. All support is welcome and very much needed.

Lions player coach Rob Dignum

But Lions’ loyal fans will be there in huge numbers to cheer on their team, who have already been crowned Warwickshire Shield Champions this season.

Lions warmed up last weekend with an 85-3 league win over Atherstone, but player coach Rob Dignum knows this will be a very different prospect: “Cleobury Mortimer are in very much the same form as Lions, all but promoted, very top of their league and having annihilated everything in their way in cup competition also,” he said.

“I have said it before, I will say it again… it will be the toughest encounter in Lions gloriously more recent chapter, a threat that we are taking very seriously, under no illusion of what is coming our way.

“That said, selection is causing the coaches headaches of the highest order.

Ash Williams charges away against Atherstone  (picture by Eric Wright)

Ash Williams charges away against Atherstone (picture by Eric Wright)

“Somebody once offered that this is a nice place for coaches to be; with everyone in the squad playing well and hell bent on starting in the final; it most certainly does not feel like a nice place to be.

“Training this week will be testing and Saturday will be huge. All support is welcome and very much needed.

“Lions’ 25 wins from 25 outings has never been under greater threat.

“Conversely, Lions’ spirit and current desire to succeed is gloriously tangible. Roll on Saturday!”

David Nurse in the Atherstone game  (picture by Eric Wright)

David Nurse in the Atherstone game (picture by Eric Wright)

Adam Attenborough hands off his Atherstone opponent  (picture by Ray Andrews)

Adam Attenborough hands off his Atherstone opponent (picture by Ray Andrews)

Sam James in 85-3 Lions win over Atherstone last weekend  (picture by Ray Andrews)

Sam James in 85-3 Lions win over Atherstone last weekend (picture by Ray Andrews)