Despite losing their previous two league fixtures, the All Whites arrive at Polson this weekend in reasonably good form. They have won nine matches this season including an impressive 27-10 win against second placed Dings last month. They also put in an excellent shift away at Old Redcliffians in November eventually losing narrowly 38-31.
Newton Abbot have been playing good running rugby all season which is why they are placed in sixth position in the league table. They score an average of 27 points per game against The All Blacks 14. We will therefore need to be good defensively this Saturday!
Putting 50 points past Lydney in December was probably their best performance of the season. And their worst result? A horrific defeat by 73-14 in their last away match at Hornets. Ouch!
Updated 13:14 - 9 Feb 2017 by Simon Johnston
Elsewhere this weekend table topping Old Redcliffians will be tested when they travel to Ivybridge. Down in the basement and arguably the game of the day sees Lydney at home to Salisbury. I think we'd like that one to be a draw...