Scarborough look to make it five in a row against Hullensians tomorrow

7 Apr

2017-04-07 BORO DEFEND SCRUM AT HEATH

SCARBOROUGH DEFEND AN ATTACKING SCRUM AT HEATH photo HEATH RUFC

Having completed the double over Heath RFC with a 24-16 win on the road last week, Scarborough take on Hullensians at Silver Royd tomorrow in the penultimate game of the season.  That success in west Yorkshire was the club’s eighth win in nine games going back to the start of the year and they’ll be looking to continue that run with victory over the Humbersiders.

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JAMES LEACH (SCORING) & DREW GOVIER (RIGHT) ARE STILL ON THE INJURY LIST photograph ANDY STANDING

However, it won’t be easy given their increasing injury list which includes skipper Matty Jones, Devin Ibanez, Drew Govier, James Leach and long term victim Harry Domett. Youth Development Officer and centre Graham Hogg played his last game for the club last week; the former Scotland 7s international and older brother of Scotland star Stuart Hogg is returning to Scotland to take on a role with the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) in the Glasgow area.

Recalled to the squad for this one is centre Paul White and prop Paul Taylor while Alex Rowley comes in for the unavailable Jordon Wakeham at scrum-half and newcomer Jacob Flapen is also included in the 18.

Hullensians have won only twice in their last nine games and only one on the road this season at Strugglers Yarnbury back in November. Last week they disposed of bottom club Acklam with a 35-25 win on Humberside having been involved in the biggest upset of the season when they went down 52-19 at Acklam back in November. Scarborough won 15-8 at Hullensians the week following that defeat.

img_4536THE VALKRYIES ARE BACK IN ACTION ON SUNDAY photo DAVE CAMPBELL

The Vikings and the Danesmen are on the road at Driffield and Malton respectively tomorrow. On Sunday the club’s women’s team, the Valkryies take on Acklam in their final game of the season; kick-off 2:45pm.

Twenty-six year old runner Leoni Bradnam a Scarborough RUFC member and runner with the Scarborough Athletic club will be at the rugby club tomorrow to continue her fund-raising efforts ahead of the London Marathon on the 23rd of April. She is running to raise money in aid of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Injured Players Foundation and you can expect to win raffle prizes such as genuine England kit and vouchers for meals at local restaurants.

She told me, “I’ve been training hard and the longest session has been 17 miles. I’m normally very competitive in races and have run dozens of 10k and 10 mile races but this is my first full marathon and I’ll be working just to get round the 26.2 miles!”

“I’ve enjoyed watching rugby for most of my life but have seen players’ lives and livelihoods being totally changed by injury and am happy to do what I can to help.”

Details of Leoni’s ‘Just Giving’ page can be found on the club’s website www.scarboroughrugby.co.uk click on. News

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LEONI BRADNAM

 

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