So me thinks we could make our visit in December almost a home game. Last week end they had 300 for the Rosslyn Park game. How about as many as possible turning up - MSA coach or own transport- can we double the gate?
Away Old A's - Old A's came close last week at Blackheath 13 - 7 so lets believe that they continue to improve after a pointless (if you see what I mean!) second half. They continue to have players returning from injury but this game may be too much too early unless they do a Billesley Bounce Back for 80 mins!
Home Darlington - Mowlem lost heavily at Macc last weekend 43-16. Lets hope they can bring it on as last time out they went down 43-16 at Macc who had only their second season win in this match 5.11
Away Luffburra - We know Luffs most recent form! They'll have to be on top form for this one.
So it look problematic taking on Albion (A) [likely to be there or thereabouts throughout the season] then Macc (A) [have they turned a corner] and BHeath (H) [always likely to cause probs].
However, what a nice problem to have, compared to where we can sneak a a losers bonus point from to keep in touch with the others above us!!
I noticed that Hartpury lost 4 matches in the first half of last season and 5 in the second half. They will have lost at least one game by 3rd December 16:43hrs I am reliably informed by the Birmingham Moseley coaching staff!
So do we start to read the 'writing on the wall' for Championship Rugby/
On page 2 of The Rugby Paper of 20.11.16 Neale Harvey reports that Steven Vaughan CEO of Gloucester Rugby is irritable about the plight of The Championship and questions the objectives of the competition. In a nut shell he and no doubt the majority of Premiership management and in endevouring to ensure a ring fencing of The Premiership - with no promotion or relegation - seriously doubts the future of the second tier with a hint that this level should be maintained as a junior club feeder to the Premiership (or words to that effect). His evidence is enhanced by the fact that L Welsh and Jersey are the latest clubs in financial difficulty.
So their liaison with Hartpury and the strength of Hartpury this season seems to point to ensuring the College team are promoted to the Championship and become a feeder club into the Gloucester Premiership outfit all in anticipation of a change in the rules and regs re the standing of the Championship in the not too distant future (perhaps). Others in Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club are likely to have a better inside knowledge of the current situation so I stand to be corrected on this. Of course the CEO of Gloucester Rugby has other important matters on the agenda with a rumoured shareholder takeover upcoming.