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RFU Championship preview: Round 14

05 December 2011

  • Green & Whites claim maximum points
  • Drewett searching for first win as Plymouth boss
RFU Championship Round 14 preview 

Photo: RFU Archive

Round 14 in the Championship promises to be rich in entertainment with the corresponding fixtures back in September all high scoring affairs.

A total of 44 tries were scored, with an average of 62 points per game.

Cornish Pirates posted the biggest score of the round, putting 52 points on hapless Leeds in front of the Sky Sports cameras. But Carnegie have turned the corner since then, last Sunday’s defeat at Bristol being their only reverse in the last eight games.

Rotherham inflicted a first defeat of the season on early Championship pace-setters Bedford when they won 40-32 at Clifton Lane ten weeks ago.

But the Blues will be quietly confident of turning the tables on the Titans when the sides meet again on Saturday after finally finding some form at home.

Bottom two meet at Molesey Road

London Welsh have won four out the last five meetings with Nottingham but the Green & Whites are arguably the form side in the division after claiming maximum points in their last three fixtures to leap up to sixth.

Esher picked up their second point of the season after scoring four tries in last Friday’s 22-34 defeat to Nottingham, but they will be hoping for more from their home game this weekend against fellow strugglers Moseley. Moseley won the first encounter 35-21.

New Plymouth boss Pete Drewett is still waiting for his first win in charge of Albion as they welcome leaders Bristol to Brickfields, while London Scottish are at home to Doncaster.