The title race in London Three Eastern Counties is heading for a nailbiting finish, with three teams right in the thick of it.

Norfolk youngster Freddie Steward has made a surprise first appearance for Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership – at the age of just 18.

North Walsham Raiders and West Norfolk go head to head at Scottow on Saturday (2.45pm) for a place in the Norfolk Intermediate Cup final.

A slowed-down form of rugby for the over 40s is coming to Norfolk, courtesy of Fakenham Rugby Club.

North Walsham recovered from the shock of conceding two tries in the opening 16 minutes to record an impressive 43-17 win at Old Haberdashers.

North Walsham turned in a superb display to take London IN leaders Rochford Hundred to the wire before being edged out 24-23.

North Walsham face what is certainly their hardest fixture of the run-in when runaway leaders Rochford Hundred visit Scottow on Saturday.

A late try from replacement flanker Andy Hamilton earned Norwich a place in the final of Norfolk Senior Cup after an exciting tie at underdogs Thetford.

It has been quite a week for young Norfolk rugby player Jack van Poortvliet.

Having had a reasonably easy ride against Luton last week North Walsham face somewhat stiffer opposition at Eton Manor on Saturday.

Ten players crossed the whitewash as North Walsham overwhelmed visitors Luton 79-5 in London IN.

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