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Saturday, April 6

Regional 1 South East 

Rochford Hundred v Old Northamptonians – Magnolia Road

Rochford Hundred conclude an otherwise disappointing season with a visit from Old Northamptonians on Saturday.

The Magnolia Road outfit, who sits second from bottom, have lost each of their last nine league outings. Nevertheless, they did enjoy a 37-31 victory at Northamptonians on the opening day of the season back in early September.

Letchworth Garden City v Westcliff – Legends Lane

Westcliff will be keen to see the back of the 2023/24 season and press the reset button after Saturday’s trip to Letchworth.

Westcliff have won just three of their twenty-one matches this season. However, recent performances suggest they have something to build on come next term

Regional 2 Anglia of London & SE

Southend Saxons v Woodford – Warners Bridge

Champions, Southend Saxons return to action looking to extend their winning run to twenty-one games when Woodford are the visitors to Warners Bridge on Saturday.

The Saxons are set to be presented with the Regional 2 Anglia of London & SE trophy in front of their fans in a day of celebrations. Nevertheless, Head of Rugby, Josh Ward will be keen to finish their league season against a Woodford side currently fifth having enjoyed a satisfactory campaign.

Thurrock v Holt – Oakfield

Fourth-placed Thurrock hosts Holt in a mid-table encounter at Oakfield.

The home side has enjoyed a reasonably consistent campaign and will no doubt belive they can go one better next term and challenge for the title.


Brian Jeeves