Fri 05 Oct 2018 10:50

Plymouth Albion v Caldy Preview

Caldy face their longest trip of the season this weekend as they travel the 307 miles to face Plymouth Albion at Brickfields.

It will be one of the toughest tests of the season for the National 1 league leaders, but the ravers will be in good sprits after last week's final kick win against Esher.

Plymouth who finished 3rd in National 1 last season currently find themselves in 11th place after last weekend's defeat to Cambridge a close encounter that ended 32 -26 to the home side.

Plymouth will be hoping their inspirational Captain Herbie Stupple will return after he missed last week's defeat after picking up a knock in training.

Plymouth have a long history in Rugby Union forming as Albion in 1920 after a merger between Devonport Albion and Plymouth RFC.

They moved to their current ground at Brickfields in 2003 and finished third National 1 (RFU Championship) the highest position the club has ever achieved and also that season saw the end of their record 50 game unbeaten run.

Their notable former players include former international players Graham Dawe and Dan Ward-Smith who both represented England and from other countries including Argentina, Canada, Fiji, Namibia and Tonga.

Last season both games between the sides ended in a victory for Plymouth winning with a bonus point 34-17 at Paton Field in October and 21 -16 in a tight game at Brickfields in early February 2018.

A win at the weekend would extend Caldy’s winning run to four games on the bounce the team's best run of results since promotion to level 3.

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