This weekend promises to be a big one with 3 fixtures at Grangefield – a mouth watering top of the table clash between our 1XV and Percy Park, SARACENS playing local rivals Middlesbrough and our U16’s with the curtain raiser against Wharfedale RFC.
“A good win last week gives us confidence going into this fixture against current league leaders. Percy park are a strong side and have had some good results but our boys are more than ready for the challenge.
We’ve trained hard this week , everyone knows their role and how we want to play its just a case of being focused and executing our game plan. We’re excited. First versus second, these are the tough fixtures we relish being involved in.
Another exciting fixture, SARACENS host Middlesbrough in a local derby. Our lads know what a challenge this boro side will be but we must focus on ourselves. This team is full of exciting, talented players many of whom are putting on some real pressure for first team selection but we need to see some consistency and tenacity from our boys.
U16’s play a touring Wharfedale who are always strong at youth level. Our boys are a good side, well coached with some very talented individuals. They work really hard as a team and it’s a good opportunity for them to play in front of a crowd at Grangefield and be part of our super saturday event.’
Director of Rugby | Scott Powell
Saturday promises to be a great day for rugby down at Grangefield with hopefully a bumper crowd showing the teams their support.
Fixture: STOCKTON 1XV VS PERCY PARK RFC
Competition: Durham Northumberland 1
TEAM NEWS: 1 SEAN JONES, 2 DAN MUIRHEAD, 3 RHYS MCHUGH, 4 STE TAYLOR, 5 DAN KIDD, 6 TODD HIGHFIELD, 7 CHARLIE DOHERTY (C), 8 SCOTT POWELL, 9 MATTY CROWE, 10 STEPHEN JONES, 11 TOM LLOYD, 12 JAMES BURDON, 13 JOHNNY HORNER, 14 STEVE BARTLIFF, 15 RICHIE YOUNG
REPS: LEWIS GRAY, JOHNNY CHEETHAM, TOM BROWN
Fixture: SARACENS VS MIDDLESBROUGH
TEAM NEWS: 1 MATT AUSTEN, 2 JENSON RAPER, 3 STEPHEN MCKENNA, 4 SAM BINNS, 5 MATT TURNER, 6 DYAL CONDREN, 7 NAT MANLEY, 8 LIAM RYDER, 9 CIARAN FLAHERTY, 10 ROB CARNEY, 11 SIMON CROZIER (C), 12 REECE COWLEY, 13 ROB GRAHAM, 14 GABE ADAMSON, 15 TE KORI MOORE
REPS: JOSH WIGHAM, CALLUM STEEL, ANTHONY JONES