RUGBY: Three St Andrews teams at home on Saturday

Ryan Taylor against Dunlop in Saints' final league game of 2017
Ryan Taylor against Dunlop in Saints' final league game of 2017

League leaders keen to gain revenge on Woodrush after early season defeat

Rugby St Andrews have three teams at home at John Tomalin Way on Saturday. The 1st XV are in league action against Woodrush, the

seconds are playing Lutterwirth in the Clonmel Cup and the Colts take on Broadstreet in the Warwickshire Colts Cup.

The firsts, now top of Midlands 3 West (South) will be hoping to extend their winning run and gain revenge for an early season loss, when Woodrush snatched victory courtesy of a couple of opportunist tries. With the return of some key players the Birmingmam side have

recaptured some of their early season form, notching good wins in the last couple of weeks.

A much-improved second team have won four of their last five games, the most recent being a 20-10 victory over Spartans last Saturday, but Lutterworth have a fine record in the Clonmel Cup and will provide a stern test for a youthful Saints outfit.

A young Colts team have endured a torrid season in the Under 18 league but have played with great spirit against some big squads of more mature players. They have honoured all of their fixtures, even when they have been unable to raise a full team, which speaks volumes for their character and commitment. Hopefully cup rugby will bring them a change of fortune.