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Rugby Union: Wanstead head coach David Wiggins wants win at Cantabrigians to aid push for top three finish in London Two North East

PUBLISHED: 11:00 22 March 2018

A Wanstead player carries the ball forward earlier in the season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

A Wanstead player carries the ball forward earlier in the season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

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Herons on the road this weekend as they face trip to Cambridgeshire

Head coach David Wiggins says Wanstead will be doing all they can to ensure a top three finish in London Two North East this season.

With Rochford well clear at the top and Sudbury comfortably second, the Herons are embroiled in a battle with Norwich to end the season in third.

The Roding Lane North club are on the road this weekend when they make the trip to Cantabrigians, who they beat 56-21 earlier in the season.

Wanstead and Wiggins would love a similar result this weekend to aid their push for a top three finish.

But the Herons head coach is well aware that his team will have to work hard if they are to be successful in Cambridgeshire.

“It will be a tough game for us as Cantabrigians are a team who do quite well at home,” he said.

“They have some big units at Cantabrigians, but we’ll play how we’ve played all season.

“When we played them earlier in the season, we played well and if we can replicate that on Saturday, we should be in a good place.

“We have three games left in the season and if we can finish third, then that would be a great achievement.”

Wanstead were due to visit Norwich last weekend, but conceded that match owing to a lack of available players.

After the initial trip to Norwich had been postponed from March 3, the game was rescheduled for last weekend.

However, many members of the Herons squad had already made plans for last weekend, which saw the culmination of this years’ Six Nations and St Patrick’s Day celebrated.

Wanstead would not have taken the decision to concede the game lightly, but Wiggins believes it was the only fair choice the club could make.

“Because it had been initially been a free weekend in the fixture list, players had made other plans and as an amateur club, we’re no in the business of ordering our players about what to do.

“We spoke to Norwich about playing on the Sunday, but they couldn’t, and we couldn’t play on the Saturday.

“It’s unfortunate, but it was the only fair choice we could make and conceding the game is something we have to take on the chin.”


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