Norwich rugby skipper asks for a quick start in derby

Norwich start the second half of their season with a trip down the A140 for their re-arranged London League derby with Ipswich. The coaching staff have been working hard to try and reverse the narrow defeats that have occured over the last few games and captain Sam Turner will be stressing to his players the importance of starting the game well.

Norwich start the second half of their season with a trip down the A140 for their re-arranged London League derby with Ipswich.

The coaching staff have been working hard to try and reverse the narrow defeats that have occured over the last few games and captain Sam Turner will be stressing to his players the importance of starting the game well.

There is a general feeling that the team is good enough to beat most teams but just need to start playing to their potential - and Turner hopes this weekend will be the catalyst for improved results.

Norwich: R Micklethwaite, Smiley, Greenwood, Wilson, Xola, Ives, Donnell, Swanborough, Snowling, Riches, Cook, Turner, Bugg, P Micklethwaite, O'Brien.

Holt travel to local rivals Fakenham for a re-arranged derby in Eastern Counties One which promises to be not for the faint hearted.

Coaches Ed Steed and Penny Chapman have the luxury of picking from a full squad - something they haven't had for most of the season.

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Holt captain Neil Sturman returns to his old stomping ground, stepping back into the front row alongside Jake Vanportvliet and Andy Daniels.

Paul Amiss also returns to play alongside Dave Hillier in the second row while Jason Child reclaims his place in the back row alongside Sam Wright and A Woods.

There's another Norfolk derby in Eastern Counties Two with Dereham at home to Swaffham.

Diss have no first team game tomorrow but there is still action at Mackenders with the seconds at home to their Bury counterparts and the fourths at home to Thetford 2nds. Diss thirds travel to face the Thetford first XV.

Wymondham were scheduled to be in London League action against Billericay tomorrow but the game has been postponed, for the second time, due to the state of the Tuttles Lane pitch.