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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 ...

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 Cycle Quiz - 12th August

On the 12th August the Cantabs family will once again be hitting the streets of Cambridge with our annual pub cycle quiz. Quiz master Gary 'Guns' Nightingale is busy preparing a dastardly series of questions and a route featuring a number of fine establishments around Cambridge for you to enjoy.

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