Borough boys hoping to chop down Forest again

New Borough props Michael Cade (left) and Stuart Day.
New Borough props Michael Cade (left) and Stuart Day.
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Borough start their new season against the same opposition they faced at the end of last term.

They travel to Leicester Forest on Saturday (September 12) and will be hoping for a repeat of the 27-5 victory they achieved in April to get their Midlands Division Two East (South) programme off to a good start.

Having kept pre-season games to a minimum to prevent a repeat of last year’s injury problems, Borough will make the trip down the A47 with a full-strength squad.

Coach Lee Adamson won’t confirm that squad until after training tonight but sure to be included is new prop Stuart Day.

He has just started a job as a teacher at Castor Primary School which he is combining with a Rugby Youth Development Officer role aimed at getting more young people to play rugby across the city.

Day has played for Colchester, Southend and Eastern Counties.

Another player with experience of the game at a higher level sure to be included is Michael Cade. He returns to the Fengate fold after a couple of seasons playing for Old Albanians.

There are also likely to be welcome returns from injuries sustained last season for Ryan Morris, Johnny Beale, Owain Pearce and Rob Jacobs.

Adding all those players to a team that finished last season strongly could put Borough on the promotion trail.

Club vice-chairman Archie Bennett said: “We are in good shape number-wise and have prepared well. There is a lot to look forward to and our simple aim is to win every game we take part in and enjoy our rugby. If that means promotion and a trip to Twickenham in the Intermediate Cup then we will take that.

“The club is buzzing throughout the age groups and importantly our facilities continue to improve. We are the envy of most clubs competing at this level and that is due to the continuing commitment put into the club by our army of volunteers.”