Vital game for Vikings

RUGBY: With North Walsham's home game last Saturday having been postponed due to adverse weather conditions and Diss – having managed to play, win and creep four points clear of the Vikings – this week's visit to Tring is of massive importance to the Scottow side.

Walsham will perhaps take heart from the fact that Tring was the side that was beaten by Diss but will also know that the Hertfordshire side, sitting just above the drop zone, will be fighting for survival.

It is too early to say what changes to his line-up Nick Greenhall is likely to make, and much will depend on the recovery rate of those who would have missed the Bracknell game through injury.

Certainly Warren Abrahams is likely to be missing as his knee injury remains a problem. But Adie Ball should be up for selection and could reclaim his place in the midfield.

Flanker Tom Coller was on the verge of full fitness last week but might have to settle for a place on the bench or a game for the Raiders. This is because Irishman Gerard Hegarty has impressed with limited opportunities so far and could hold his place.


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The Raiders, who had probably their strongest line up this season ready to face their Bracknell counterparts, travel with the Vikings.

Skipper Ian Webster will be hoping that most or all will be able to make the trip this week.

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The Warriors, who had to concede their Norfolk Plate game, handing the place in the next round to Watton, are due to travel down the road to play Norwich Lions.

On Sunday, the Under-17s will at last get some home action when they entertain what should be a strong Shelford side in the Eastern Counties Cup.

Kick-off is 11am.

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