London 2NE: Cantabrigian v Norwich preview – Visitors looking to build on opening-day success

Dave Micklethwaite in action for Norwich. Picture: Andy Micklethwaite

Dave Micklethwaite in action for Norwich. Picture: Andy Micklethwaite - Credit: Archant

After an encouraging 30-0 home win over Chelmsford on the opening day, Norwich go to Cantabrigian tomorrow.

The Cambridge side lost their opener at Old Cooperians but are always formidable opponents on home turf. Norwich's narrow 19-16 victory over them last season was the first time they had won there in recent memory.

Having been forced into playing Dave Micklethwaite at 12 last week in the absence of both Nick Austin and Jonny Wheater, he is this week able to rejoin his brother Paul and Laurence Austin in the back row as Wheater returns to claim the 12 shirt. The team is otherwise similar to last week but with the introduction of two new players, Conan Hoey on the wing and Jack Walsh as a forward replacement.

Coach Jonny O'Brien said: 'I will be looking for the boys to carry on from their much improved second half performance against Chelmsford.

'We have always had tough games against Cantabrigian and I don't expect this one to be any different. Jack Walsh and Conan Hoey make their debuts after some impressive performances in pre-season games and for the Lions.'


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