Big weekend

Rugby Union round-up There is still plenty of interest for Comet country s rugby clubs in their remaining few league fixtures. Letchworth GC are eyeing third spot in the Powergen London Two North. They travel to fellow contenders Norwich on Saturday and a

Rugby Union round-up

There is still plenty of interest for Comet country's rugby clubs in their remaining few league fixtures.

Letchworth GC are eyeing third spot in the Powergen London Two North.

They travel to fellow contenders Norwich on Saturday and also face away trips to the bottom two, Bank of England and Hadleigh.

London Nigerians and county rivals St Albans are due to visit Baldock Road as well.

Stevenage Town are up into mid-table in the London Three North West and one of their toughest tests looks to be the visit of old foes Tring to North Road on the last day of the season (April 22).

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Promotion chasing Datchworth have four games left in London Four North West. Their bandwagon could be derailed by local rivals Hitchin when the two sides clash later this month (March 25).

Letchworth GC

March 4: Norwich (A).

March 11: London Nigerians (H).

March 25: Bank of England (A).

April 8: St Albans (H).

April 22: Hadleigh (A).

Stevenage Town

March 4: Fullerians (H).

March 11: Ruislip (A).

March 25: Imperial Medicals (H).

April 8: Barnet SE (A).

April 22: Tring (H).

Datchworth

March 4: Hammersmith/Fulham (H).

March 11: Old Verulamians (A).

March 25: Hitchin (A).

April 8: Cheshunt (H).

Hitchin

March 4: Grasshoppers (A).

March 11: Hammersmith/Fulham (H).

March 25: Datchworth (H).

April 8: Old Hamptonians (A).

* Four local players helped the Herts county A side convincingly win in their latest outing.

The Stevenage Town trio of Michael Wilson, Neil Bamber and Adam Amos were supported by Datchworth's Richie Howells in Herts A XV's fourth successive win over Middlesex County Clubs XV last Wednesday at Old Albanian.

Herts won 51-10 on a bitterly cold night which made for numerous handling errors.

Howells had a fine game - converting his own try as well as providing the passes for two more scores, kicking three conversions and adding a penalty - for a personal haul of 16 points.

* Letchworth and Stevenage Town provided half of the 18-man squad as Herts Stags were well beaten by Eastern Counties under-20s.

The depleted Stags slumped to a heavy 41-10 defeat in their RFU National U-20 Championship match at Welwyn on Sunday.

Numerous late changes to the selected side disrupted the preparations and skipper Phil Pearson from Letchworth, usually blindside flanker, had to be pressed into playing the 80 minutes at centre.

Other Letchworth players were Chris Cottenden, Charlie Witherick, Gary Ottolangui, Robin French and James Alford, while Stevenage contributed Ian Crompton, Richard Penny and replacement Jordan Ross.

Just before the final whistle, Alford seized a loose ball and forced his way over the line for a consolation score.

Stags' final championship match is against the Army at Aldershot on Sunday.