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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Letchworth are hoping their exciting 34-31 Herts Middlesex Merit Cup final victory over Ampthill is a sign of good times ahead.

They may still be challenging on two fronts this season but there will no complacency for Saracens - it's not in their culture.

Saracens' director of rugby Mark McCall said it was a "great team effort" that saw Saracens through to their fourth European final.

Billy Vunipola kept himself in the spotlight with a man-of-the-match performance as Saracens booked their Heineken Champions Cup final place with a 32-16 win over Munster.

Defending champions Saracens are through to the Tyrrells Premier 15s final after a battling 31-13 win over Wasps at Allianz Park.

Hitchin Ladies head coach Dale Baines is leaving his role after four years at the helm. Speaking to CometSport, he recalled his fond memories of leading the side while his players paid tribute to the club's 'unsung hero'.

Datchworth's 10 year stay in London Three North West is over after their 66-7 win at home to Verulamians confirmed their second place and promotion.

Datchworth Rugby Club just need one point to confirm their promotion from London Three North West after a comprehensive 43-12 win away to Old Merchant Taylors'.

St Albans Centurions are on the lookout for players to take part in a warm-up game for two huge games of rugby league.

Hitchin Ladies First XV smashed Haringey Ladies 83-7 at Hitchin Rugby Club on Sunday afternoon as they wrapped up the Women's NC South-East North 2 division title and finished the season unbeaten.

Hitchin Ladies First XV are just one win away from an unbeaten league season after thrashing Hampstead 63-12 on Sunday afternoon.

If victory over Stevenage Town seven days earlier had inched Datchworth closer to promotion from London Three North West then the events of Saturday provided the village side with a giant stride forward.

The talk on the train from Waterloo to the home of rugby was of City bonuses rather than bonus points, stock conversions rather than converted tries and trips to the Amalfi Coast instead of the Stadio Olympico.

England hosted Italy in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday. Read on for Layth Yousif's match report.

Datchworth skipper Nick Gudgin isn't looking any further than Saturday despite the 20-5 victory over Stevenage Town putting them firmly in the driving seat for promotion from London Three North West.

They may be punching above their weight but Stevenage Town's head coach Terry Penny says the lack of available players for his battling side is "massively disappointing for a town of this size".

Hitchin remain the team to catch in Herts Middlesex Division One after a comfortable 60-8 success against Wasps FC.

A hat-trick for John Simons was enough to bring a ninth straight win for Datchworth in London Three North West - but they were made to work for every inch of the 44-29 success by a dogged Royston side.

Stevenage Town know nothing but a victory will do in their next London Three North West outing against Datchworth after they lost 13-0 to London Welsh.

Datchworth made it eight wins in a row to keep their noses out in front in the race for promotion from London Three North West - with the 13-12 success at Old Streetonians arguably the best of the lot.

The battle to secure promotion from London Three North West looks set to go to the wire after Datchworth took over ownership of second place with a 29-13 win over Harrow.


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