Good rugby crowd expected for London 3NE derby between Wymondham and Holt

While Wymondham players and management took great heart from their first ever league victory against Norwich last week, they are well aware of the scale of the challenge which faces them when they take on London 3NE leaders Holt at Tuttles Lane in their second consecutive derby match.

Holt, having let slip their unbeaten record at Upminster last week, will be looking to bounce back and maintain their healthy lead over Harlow. Wymondham, on the other hand, face two difficult away matches after this Saturday and will be looking to garner some reward to keep them clear of the drop zone.

The Red and Blacks anticipate good support with a sold-out pre-match lunch and local interest ensuring a packed touchline. Coaches Justin Loveridge and Alan Turner will be hoping they can provide good entertainmentwhile building on the positives from last week's win.

Although they were obviously pleased with the effort and commitment on show against Norwich, they felt that the performance and result could have been improved if the decision making at key moments in the game had been sharper and this was a key aspect of their work in training during the week.

Most of the players who played at Norwich are again available but final selection may be delayed as there is an injury doubt over second rower Duckham while pacey winger Brugger is back in contention having recovered from illness. Classy back Simmo is available once again while coach Alan Turner looks set to feature in the pack at some point in the match.


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Norwich – who remain in third place in the London 3NE table – will be aiming to bounce back from last Saturday's home defeat when they travel to Suffolk to take on Sudbury.

Having won the reverse fixture at Beeston Hyrne 45-15 earlier in the season Norwich should fancy their chances of returning home with the points, especially as Sudbury were beaten by bottom side Newmarket in their previous game.

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