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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Final Score: Esher Rugby 40-30 Henley Hawks

Pre match details;

After kicking off the season with a hard-fought win over Richmond last weekend, Esher return to Molesey Road this afternoon for their opening home game of the season, against last year’s National Two South champions, Henley Hawks.

The Hawks marked their return to level three rugby with a stunning, seven-try, 51-17 win over Tynedale whilst Esher were grinding their way over the line in south-west London, and, after scoring over 1,200 points en route to promotion last term, it’s clear that head coach Nigel Dudding’s side will be a real handful.

Esher make three changes from the side that won the first London derby of 2013-2014 against Richmond, with Paul Olima named on the wing in place of Ashley Smith, and ready for his debut.

The only changes in the pack see hooker Simon Edwards and prop Ollie Mines come into the front row, with Neil Sweeney and Stewart Maguire reverting to the replacements’ bench.

They are joined by back-rower Brandon Walker, Robbie Shaw and Mickey Wilson.

Henley head coach Nigel Dudding has named an unchanged starting XV for their trip to Hersham, but there are two changes on the bench. Ant Brennan and Matt Payne come in for Ed Church and Tommy Haynes.


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