H&B gear up for top two clash

Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club head coach Chris Brooks
Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club head coach Chris Brooks
  • H&B will travel to Sheppey on Saturday in top two clash
  • Second-placed H&B trail leaders Sheppey by four points
  • Kent club has convincingly won all of its first four matches
  • H&B have won their last three following a narrow opening day loss
  • Both clubs were fixtureless last weekend

Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club is gearing up for a clash of the early season top two.

Second-placed H&B will resume their Kent One campaign after being fixtureless last weekend with a trip to early leaders Sheppey this coming Saturday.

The boys are in good spirits and I expect a good performance.

Chris Brooks

H&B head coach Chris Brooks said: “It’s certainly going to be the toughest game of the season so far. Of course they have home advantage, and I’m told they have a fairly large and mobile pack.”

Sheppey have won all of their first four games in convincing fashion to build up a points difference of +185, although all of them have been against teams in the bottom five.

H&B are four points behind them having recovered well from a narrow opening day defeat with three consecutive wins.

“It’s going in the right direction, we’ve just got to knock our grey 20 minutes out of the match,” continued Brooks. “The boys are in good spirits and I expect a good performance.

“Their results speak for themselves, but we will certainly put up a good account of ourselves and we’re a team that travels well.”

H&B will be running a coach to the game, leaving ARK William Parker Academy at 10.30am.

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