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Rochford pushed all the way by Cantabs

Visitors at Sedley Taylor Road were Rochford Hundred, runaway leaders of London 2NE with 13 bonus point wins and averaging 60 points a game; a tough task for a Cantabs side still suffering from a host of injuries and absent stars. Glen and the lads had spent this week in training working ...

Cantabs leave it too late to start playing

A crucial game at Sedley Taylor Road with Chelmsford and Cantabs at the foot of London 2NE. Cantabs welcomed back Richard Knight at scrum half after a serious shoulder injury received in October. No sign yet of our other injured players, and with a long run of defeats prior to ...

Norwich eventually too strong for Cantabs

Cantabs travelled to Norwich without a recognised scrum half; so Jonnie Regan was chosen for the task. There was talk of long term injured players returning in the New Year, but with Norwich on a high after running league leaders Rochford Hundred close the previous week, Cantabs would have to ...

Cantabs succumb in second half

Cantabs travelled to Wanstead for this fixture; the home side were flying high, only league leaders Rochford Hundred had beaten them this season. For Cantabs we welcomed the return of Dave Evershed and Isaia Barbieri to the pack.

Cantabs kicked off down the slope with a stiff and chilly breeze ...

Cantabs outpaced by Sudbury wingers

Three changes to the starting fifteen for the trip to Sudbury: Nick Denham in as scrumhalf for Xaver Touschek, Nathan Davenport at second row for Pete Collins and new man Ollie Blackmur at outside centre for Paul Pudney. Sudbury, relegated from London 1, were enjoying a good run, so Cantabs expected ...

Epping Upper Clapton take the points

Epping Upper Clapton had arrived early after the short trip up the M11 and the match was vital to find out which of the two teams could drag themselves to the safety of mid-table. Only two changes to Cantabs starting XV: Nick Denham and Matt Houlden were unavailable and were ...

Cantabs hit form against Woodford

Woodford were the visitors to Sedley Taylor Road for this London 2 encounter. Last season it was the win against the same opponents that signalled our surge up the division and was the start of an eight game winning run. The half-back pairing of Knight and Hayward started the game and ...

Cantabs 2s prove too strong for Saffron Walden

The winds of change blew through the second team this week, as 10 changes meant starts for Gideon Emanuel, Scott Jackson, Matt Shepard and Tim Fitzmaurice in the pack and a backline much changed outside the consistent half-back pairing of Josh Schmidt and Chris Lovett. The focus of the pre-match chat ...

Rochford Hundred far too strong for Cantabs

Cantabs opponents were Rochford Hundred, who had averaged nearly 70 points a game from the start of the season and were heading the division. Rochford had acquired the services of the Southend coach and their pack in the close season and were clearly looking to leapfrog their local rivals in a ...

Cantabs break their duck

Cantabs made the journey to Chelmsford for the first time in many a year, and were looking for a win after two defeats. Promising youngster, Toby Stockley was on the bench. In the starting lineout Shed was back at second row and Tom Skelton was making his first start for ...