Wed 12 Dec 2018 09:33

Caldy’s final away trip of the year see the Ravers travel down to London to face Rosslyn Park in a game that will mark the midway point of the 2018/19 National 1 campaign. Caldy are currently in 7th place on 41 points, six points behind Saturdays opponents.

Caldy secured their first home win in four with a victory over Darlington Mowden Park. The weather was a contributing factor with the driving wind and rain not making for the free flowing rugby that Caldy have become accustomed to this season.

Thankfully apart from added aching muscles there were no major injury worries and the victory over Darlington Mowden Park will give the confidence boost that has been missing over the last few weeks.

Caldy lost their first league visit to Rosslyn Park in a tight game at Priory Lane last season, however Caldy won convincingly at Paton Field in February winning by 33 points to 3.

Rosslyn Park were founded back in 1879 and were born out of a group of cricketers who suggested playing rugby football so that they could keep the team together over the winter months.

It was believed that 350 of Park club members saw active service in The Great War losing 109 men and it was believed that the club lost more than any other across the country and were immortalised in the book The Great War the final whistle in 15 players published in 2012.

In 1988 Rosslyn won National League Division 2 in the first season of the professional era beating Liverpool Saint Helens by a single point.

Notable former players include Martin Offiah who made a successful switch to Rugby League and current Gloucester and England Player Danny Cipriani.

Caldy will have to be at their best to beat Park. They have won their last three games beating Cambridge away 17-8 last weekend.

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