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By Tom Bulmer
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Formed in 1923 and with the nickname 'Blood and Sand', Cambridge RFC have had several well known players in their ranks over the years including scrum half Richard Eric Gautrey 'Dicky' Jeeps CBE (1931 - 2016) who represented and captained England in the late 50's and early 60's, who was a British Lion and former RFU President, prop Robert Steven (Scotland, 1962), winger Andy Hancock (England), who scored a 70-yard try against Scotland in 1965 and more recently full back Alex Goode (England).

Saturday’s hosts currently sit in 8th position in the National One Table at the half way stage. Cambridge have won 8 of their 16 games so far, 2 of those wins coming at their home ground Volac Park. Their 2 home wins have come against Rosslyn Park and Bishop’s Stortford, with the majority of their victories coming on the road so far this season. Their top points scorer is Jack Green on 64, and their top try scorer is Albert Portsmouth with 7.

National One Table 17/18:

1 Coventry 73
2 Darlington Mowden Park 60
3 Plymouth Albion 57
4 Ampthill & District 54
5 Blackheath 51
6 Bishop's Stortford 51
7 Old Elthamians 43
8 Cambridge 41
9 Birmingham Moseley 38
10 Caldy 36
11 Esher 33
12 Loughborough Students 31
13 Rosslyn Park 29
14 Hull Ionians 26
15 Old Albanians 21
16 Fylde 17

Cambridge Top Points Scorer - Jack Green (64)
Cambridge Top Try Scorer – Albert Portsmouth (7)

The previous contest between the two sides at the Northern Echo Arena resulted in a 38-18 win for Mowden Park. Cambridge had taken an early lead through Ean Griffiths, before a brace of tries for Seals and Uzokwe secured a bonus point win for the hosts. DMP’s only trip to Cambridge ended in a 25-20 win in a tight contest at Volac Park last season. The visitors had trailed at the break that day but came back once again to clinch the 5 point win.

Saturday 16th September 2017

Mowden Park 38 (20)
Tries: Seals (2), Uzokwe (2), G.Connon
Conversions: Seals (5)

Cambridge 18 (10)
Tries: Griffiths, M.Ayrton
Conversion: Green
Penalties: Green (2)

Saturday 14th January 2017

Cambridge 20 (15)
Tries: Hema 2, Furbank, Portsmouth

Mowden Park 25 (12)
Tries: Barnard, Uzokwe, Bragman, Craggs
Conversion: Bragman
Penalties: Bragman

Cambridge come into this game on the back of 3 straight games, as do Mowden, setting up what promises to be an entertaining encounter.

Address For Travelling Spectators:

Volac Park
Grantchester Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 9ED

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Other National 1 fixtures

Hull Ionians
13
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29
Birmingham Moseley
Ampthill
21
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14
Blackheath
Caldy
71
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14
Loughborough Students
Coventry
52
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5
Old Albanians
Old Elthamians
55
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10
Fylde
Plymouth Albion
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P
Bishop's Stortford
Rosslyn Park
44
-
37
Esher

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Match details

Match date

Sat 06, Jan 2018

Kickoff

14:00

Competition

National 1

League position

2
Darlington Mowden Park
10
Cambridge