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Cantabs triumph over Haverhill in the rain.

Cantabs 2nd team traveled a short way into Suffolk to face off against Haverhill in conditions best described as damp. Rich Ford took over at number 8 and was captain on the day; the backline looked strong, marshaled by a returning Chris Lovett.

Lovett kicked off, the ball was claimed by ...

Cantabs run out of steam in second half

For this game against old rivals Norwich, Cantabs welcomed back James Hayward at No 10 and Isaia Barbieri at prop. Also back in the squad were Jonny Heaver, Dean James and Richard Knight. The latter was still sporting serious bandaging to his hand after sustaining a fractured finger in training three ...

Old Coopers runners too much for Cantabs

We started off the new season where we finished the last at Old Cooperians. The Essex side had beaten us twice last season and with the Cantabs side fielding only four of the players who finished the match last season, a hard game was envisaged. Our half back pairing of ...

Cantabs and Coopers try fest in the sun

Cantabs were without captain Perks, who reported ill on the morning of the match and Isaia Barbieri was back in Italy, so it was all change in the front row. Dean James suffered concussion in the last game, so Ollie Lewis took over at openside. Nick Denham was also unavailable, ...

Cantabs and Romford compete for 3rd place

Although Cantabs had inflicted the only defeat on Romford & Gidea Park in the away fixture, a tough game was envisaged with the winner probably sealing 3rd in the Division. Cantabs had Richard Knight and Jamie Williams back, but Francois Eve had not recovered from a shoulder injury, so Xaver Touschek ...

Great running rugby from Cantabs at Holt

The longest trip of the season found us all at Holt where a big crowd had assembled to see if the Norfolk men could upset Cantabs. To my recollection this was a ground where I had never seen us win. Perksy was working, so Shed took over the captain's duties ...

Second half performance seals the win against Ipsw

Cantabs were still recovering from a hiding against Diss the previous weak and with playmaker James Hayward taking a break and without captain Jon Perks and Jamie Williams, it was all change again for this encounter against fourth oldest rugby club in the world, Ipswich.

Dean James reverted to his ...

Cantabs Dissappear against league leaders

Championship leaders Diss were entertaining Cantabs in this league encounter and with a crowd of 250 cheering the home side on a tough day was expected. Especially as Cantabs were without a recognised scrum half, and Diss had only been defeated once this season.

The home side kicked off and James ...

Norwich just about hold out to take the honours

Norwich were the visitors to Sedley Taylor Road and looking at their more recent results; a close game was envisaged. The home supporters had enjoyed their French cuisine experience prior to the match, courtesy of Madame Eve and the weather was spring-like as the game started.

Cantabs were without Tom ...

Cantabs win on the road again

Cantabs made the trip to Romford again for this return fixture against pointless Campion. With Isaia Barbieri injured following the County game and captain Jon Perks having to work until 1.00, it meant Ben Tozer and Charlie Searle started at prop. Shed was back in the 2nd row after missing a ...