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.
What a game of Rugby! Every person at Park Lane Saturday enjoyed what was a truly entertaining game, The contrast between Horsham big heavy pack compared to the silky skills of Reigatian’s younger fitter team who played some outstanding Rugby with some length of the field tries that would have graced fixtures many league above level 6.
Dates for Supporters Lunches this season. £18/head (£10 for a child) for two course meal 2022 10th September – Chichester 24th September – Horsham 15th October – Gravesend 29th October …