Weekend rugby preview – September 7th

Weekend rugby preview – September 7th

By Dave Fox
4th September
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Thornbury First XV begin their league season with a difficult match at Bridgwater while the Seconds are home to Ashley Down Firsts.


Thorns will look to build on a decent pre-season when the league season kicks off at Bridgwater on Saturday, 3:00 K.O. Bridgwater & Albion finished fourth last season and with a new coaching team will be looking to improve on that very respectable position.

College Way has not been the happiest of hunting grounds for Thorns with only one win from seven visits although Thornbury have been ahead at some point in most of them. The matches have been invariably good hard contests with plenty of points.

Following the trial last weekend Thornbury’s selectors will have had a few difficult decisions to make. The cancelled final pre-season game was a blow but the trial match did throw up some interesting conundrums for them.

The Seconds start their league matches the following weekend at Avonmouth but play Ashley Down Firsts at home in a friendly on Saturday, kick off 3:00. Darren Yapp will be looking after the 2s.

The Thornbees’ plans get their season underway at home to Hornettes on Sunday have been put on hold as the match has been postponed. However, the Ladies are at Bath the following weekend.

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