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West Norfolk Rugby Club handed home advantage against Reeds Weybridge in RFU Senior Vase London & SE regional final

West Norfolk Rugby Club have been handed home advantage in the RFU Senior Vase London & SE regional final.

The club will host Reeds Weybridge, at Gatehouse Lane, on Saturday, March 14.

Reeds Weybridge, who currently play in the London South West 3, are unbeaten in 45 games and are current RFU Junior Vase champions after a trip to Twickenham last season.

Action from West Norfolk's Senior Vase clash against Hitchin.. (28691605)
Action from West Norfolk's Senior Vase clash against Hitchin.. (28691605)

The winner of this game will be only one fixture away from a national final at Twickenham and will face a team from the southern or south-western counties.

Head coach Darren Clarke said: “Getting a home draw for the final is brilliant for the club. We look forward to welcoming Reeds Weybridge to Gatehouse Lane and anticipate a fantastic game of rugby.

“We have three crucial league games before the final and we will need to be at our very best for these, starting this Saturday at home to Fakenham.”

Captain Henry Rust added: “It is great that our run in the cup continues and even better that we get to host the London final giving us home advantage.

“But firstly it’s back to league action and we need to get a big win over a local rival in Fakenham to maintain pressure at the top of the league.”

Club captain and first team manager Damien Fish said: “We have faced many tough challenges this season but currently remain undefeated which is a credit to the hard work and effort by everyone at the club.

“Each game we play will get harder and harder but with the talent and strength in depth in the squad, I believe we can continue our winning form and finish on top.”

West Norfolk return to league action this Saturday with a home fixture against local rivals Fakenham at Gatehouse Lane, looking to continue their unbeaten run in the league and maintain pressure on Cantabrigian who moved above West temporarily in the table after playing last weekend.

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