Woodbridge look for confidence-booster

WOODBRIDGE travel to Norfolk to take on Dereham in Eastern Counties One tomorrow.Woodbridge RUFC recorded a big home victory against tomorrow's opponents early in the season, but since then their form has taken a dip.

WOODBRIDGE travel to Norfolk to take on Dereham in Eastern Counties One tomorrow.

Woodbridge recorded a big home victory against tomorrow's opponents early in the season, but since then their form has taken a dip.

Dereham, however, remain rooted at the foot of the table.

Despite some disappointing recent results Woodbridge have plenty to play for. With positions tight in mid-table, a win could lift them a couple of places and give them a boost ahead of next week's Suffolk Plate Final against Haverhill.

John Percival is restored to the No. 8 slot and he is joined in the Woodbridge back row by Danny Reeve and Jon Crowther.

Ian Rafferty swaps places with Jamie Smith as he moves back to fly-half from full-back. John Yorke also returns to the centre following a three-week absence.

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Woodbridge: Harris, Andrews, Illingworth, Woodley, Brigginshaw, Reeve, Crowther, Percival, Johnson, Rafferty, Manning, Sutor, Yorke, Bredenkamp and Smith.

Woodbridge's 2nd XV take on Mersea Island at home in a league and cup double-header postponed from the week before.

The game has been switched to Hatchley Barn due to pitch conditions elsewhere.

Tony Gibson's 3rd XV travel to Harwich and Dovercourt to take on their 2nd XV in Suffolk League 2.

On Wednesday night Woodbridge veterans continued their good run of form with a hard-fought 19-5 victory over Hadleigh in the Jewson Floodlit 40's.

The tries came from Richardson (2) and Lubbock, with Simpson kicking two conversions.

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