Woodbridge ready for rugby plate final

WOODBRIDGE travel to Haverhill tomorrow for the final of the Suffolk Plate.Although Haverhill are one league below Woodbridge, the Warriors will be taking nothing for granted.

WOODBRIDGE travel to Haverhill tomorrow for the final of the Suffolk Plate.

Although Haverhill are one league below Woodbridge, the Warriors will be taking nothing for granted.

A year ago they lost there on their way to winning Eastern Counties Two so will be out to avoid a repeat performance.

Coach Adrian Foulger has kept faith with the players who secured a comprehensive league win at Dereham last week and simply adds two players to the squad.

Front row forward Forbes Roberts and centre Anton Rautenbach are named alongside the 17 from last week.

Up till now the team has had changes forced upon it from week to week and players have subsequently been moved positionally to accommodate new players coming in.

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So far 43 players have represented the 1st XV, so a settled and unchanged team is named for the first time this season, with key players in their best and most effective positions.

Woodbridge (from): Harris, Andrews, Roberts, Illingworth, Gray, Woodley, Brigginshaw, Cooke, Reeve, Crowther, Percival, Johnson, Rafferty (capt), Manning, Rautenbach, Yorke, Sutor, Bredenkamp, Smith.

n Woodbridge 2nd XV are away to Mersea Island 2nd XV in an ECRU 2nd XV Cup/Suffolk League One fixture and Woodbridge 3rd XV entertain Brightlingsea 2nd XV.

All matches kick off at 3pm.

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