a look ahead to SATURDAY’s game
Rosslyn park vs BIRMINGHAM MOSELEY, Saturday 4TH MARCH, KO 3PM
Park welcome Birmingham Moseley to The Rock this weekend as the 1st XV attempt to do the double over the West Midlands outfit this season.
Moseley currently sit in 9th, 5 points behind 8th placed DMP and 3 points clear of Esher in 10th, both of whom have played a match more. However, Chinnor and Taunton (who sit 11th and 12th) are also within touching distance as they both trail Moseley by just 5 points.
They come into the match on a poor run of form having won just 1 of their last 6 league fixtures including losses against both Esher and Chinnor who are now breathing down their necks. However, the last three weeks have seen Moseley pick up a strong 39-28 win over Cinderford as well as losing two extremely close matches against DMP and Rams that saw them lose by a combined 4-points. This, in addition to their impressive wins over the likes of Cambridge and Plymouth earlier in the season gives you an idea of how dangerous Birmingham Moseley can be on their day and how much of a fight they are likely to put up.
Moseley demonstrated this fight last time out against Park at Billesley Common in November as they narrowed a 42-point Park lead to just 11 despite ultimately coming up short. On that day, Park picked up a well-deserved bonus point win thanks to a Charlie Walker hat-trick, a Charlie Piper brace, and tries from Oli Robinson and Benji Marfo. Current England U20 international Monty Bradbury also produced a phenomenal kicking display in poor conditions as he made 86% of his kicks, many from tough angles, converting 6 of the 7 tries. Despite at one point trailing 5-47, Birmingham Moseley refused to lie down and when began Park to take the foot off the gas they produced a late scoring outburst, running in 5 tries within the final quarter of the match.
The reverse fixture produced 13 tries in spite of pouring rain and strong winds, an indication that Saturday should be a must-see event.
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