RUGBY LIONS: Friendly at Barkers if snow goes

Action from Lions' last friendly against Birstall
Action from Lions' last friendly against Birstall

Lions anxious to play, as weeks running out

As was obvious to everyone, there could be no rugby played in the snow last weekend.

The Rugby Lions game against Pavior 2nds was cancelled, although the decision was left until Friday morning as Rugby really do want to get as near to playing 20 games as possible and the available Saturdays are running out, writes Alistair Bruten.

It must be hoped that if the optimum number of games cannot be played before the end of the season that Warwickshire RFU will take into account that this will have been due to circumstances beyond Rugby’s control in terms of opponents crying off through lack of players or the weather causing cancellations.

In addition, the second of the four Warwickshire County weekends of Colts rugby was also called off at Coventrians. Rugby & District and the other three district sides will now hope to play at Sutton Coldfield this Sunday with all four sides then playing the finals at Coventrians the following week.

Rugby Lions have a game arranged for this Saturday against Barkers’ Butts RFC. It is an away game at Barkers’ Pickford Grange Road ground just off the A45, ko 2.15pm and the game is against their 2nd team.

This could be a tough ask as Barkers run four senior teams including a 3rd XV and the Tanners, who play in the Warwickshire 4 league and have won all eight of their games this season.

With the ice as solid as it is as I write early in the week, this game must be considered in grave doubt and so supporters should check with the club website and, if it is called off in time, the Advertiser site too.

But as it stands there would need to be a very dramatic thaw for the game to be able to go ahead.