RUGBY FIXTURES: Top-of-table battle for OLs

Leaders Peterborough at Fenley Field

Thursday, 19th January 2017, 10:11 am
Updated Thursday, 19th January 2017, 10:17 am
Ben Wiles with the ball for OLs in November against Market Harborough

There’s an exciting top-of-the-table game in prospect at Fenley Field on Saturday for Old Laurentians.

Second-placed OLs are at home to Midlands 2 East (South) leaders Peterborough. The visitors, who have only lost once so far, are eight points ahead of OLs, with the hosts just one point ahead of third-placed Oundle.

Just around the corner in Alwyn Road, Rugby Welsh are also at home this weekend. Their Midlands 5 West (South) game is against Birmingham Exiles, who are third in the table, with Welsh fifth.

Anthony Reynolds slipping a pass to Jack Taylor for Rugby Welsh against Atherstone in December

After their cup semi-final win over Coalville last week, Rugby Lions are back in league action with a trip to sixth-placed Malvern. Lions are still top of Midlands 2 West (South), six points ahead of nearest rivals Silhillians.

Having returned to winning ways over Market Rasen & Louth last weekend, Newbold travel to fifth-placed Melton Mowbray, who lost to ninth-placed Wellingborough on Saturday.

Leaders Newbold are still four points ahead of Old Northamptonians at the top of Midlands 1 East.

Fresh from their 20-7 win over Manor Park in their last outing, Rugby St Andrews hope to maintain that form when they travel to Old Coventrians, who are fifth in Midlands 3 East (South), two places above Saints. Old Coventrians were beaten 17-10 in their last game by ninth-placed Old Wheatleyans.

Jerry Turagabeci in Lions' win over Coalville last weekend
James McGill scoring for Newbold last weekend
Kristen Ennifer in Saints win over Manor Park in their first outing of 2017
Anthony Reynolds slipping a pass to Jack Taylor for Rugby Welsh against Atherstone in December
Jerry Turagabeci in Lions' win over Coalville last weekend
James McGill scoring for Newbold last weekend
Kristen Ennifer in Saints win over Manor Park in their first outing of 2017