McCall remains upbeat despite big freeze ‘hurting’ Wisbech Rugby Club ahead of Junior Vase tie

Coach Ben McCall admits the freezing weather has hurt his side but remains upbeat as Wisbech Rugby Club look to continue their Junior Vase run tomorrow.

The club's quarter final tie at London Exiles was postponed last week forcing Greg Brownlow (work) and Graham Saunders (holiday) to miss this weekend's rearranged match.

However, McCall - now able to call on number eight Solomon Prestidge and James Hodgson - is still positive about his side's chances against the Surrey Division One table-toppers.

He said: 'The weather has hurt us but there's not a lot you can do about it.

'Greg and Graham had planned to have this weekend off as we thought we had a slightly easier league game and it's a shame we've got our Vase match now.

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'Tuesday was our first chance to train but it was Valentine's Day so numbers were a bit down. It's not been ideal preparation. But we had a good training session last night and we'll travel to London with a strong squad.

'It's good to have Solomon back who is an excellent player for us and our captain Tom Long will start his first Vase game of the season - we've missed his leadership at times this season.'

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Wisbech are currently in the last eight of the south-east section of the competition.

If they win their area final they will reach the semi final at national level to try and book their place at a showcase Twickenham final.

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