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This Saturday Old Reigatian 1st XV travelled to the borough of Greenwich to play Old Colfeians. Reigatian with three wins out of three and Colfeians without a win this season many felt the Reigate team started as firm favourites but with the home team making 9 changes and 2 positional following there heavy loss to league leaders Beckenham, Colfs were hoping they would be more competitive with their returning players.
This Saturday Old Reigatian hosted Sutton & Epsom at Park Lane. This is the first time these two clubs have met in the League for 12 seasons. S&E relegated last season and have so far not had a great start to life in Reginal 2 SE having lost their first two games. But Sutton & Epsom are a huge Club regularly fielding four teams with these sort of numbers it is only time they find their feet at this level. Their hosts however starting their second season at this level and starting with two bonus point wins looked to be favourites on paper. If sport was only that easy!
Saturday Old Reigatian 1st XV travelled to Roehampton Vale to play London Cornish. With the RWC starting in France there were a number of changes to the regular starting XV with Harry Sergeant starting at 9 and with both Wingers from the previous week unavailable Lucas Overtoom returned from an Ankle injury at 12 moving Max Coyle to the Wing and Aran Courtney Walker making his debut on the other Wing.
Saturday 2nd Sept saw the start of a new season at Park Lane with Old Reigatian hosting Sidcup who last season were relegated from Regional 1. A few new faces in the ORs line up with Ciaran Lee starting at Prop having joined over the summer from Cobham. A welcome return to Will Godwin having earned 100 consecutive caps for Reigatian 1st XV Will had a break last season but has returned this season to reclaim his 1st XV spot. With Lucas Overtoom recovering from a turned ankle the number 10 shirt was filled by Conor Woods. !8 year old Conor only left Reigate Grammar School last year and collected his A level results a few weeks ago. Conor has looked a class act in pre season and everybody was excited to see his league debut. Lastly Tom Allen started at 12 having now finish at Nottingham Uni and welcomed back to his local Club.
AWAY @ Grasshoppers RFC Isleworth. Kick-off 2:00pm [divider] LH Prop – Reilly Franklin-Talbot (C) Hooker – Ciaran Nestor TH Prop – Toby Collister Lock – Joe Gregson Lock – Dan …