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Ludlow are prepared for toughest test yet

By Nick Elwell | Cricket | Published:

Ludlow's rugby players bid to make it four from four in the Midlands 2 West (North) on Saturday - but could face their biggest test of the season at home to Camp Hill (3pm).

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Coach Mikey Jones admits the encounter will provide a good indication as to the strength of the Linney side who have racked up 144 points in winning their first three games.

They stand top, with a maximum 15 points, one ahead of Tamworth, and a further point clear of Camp Hill who are also unbeaten after returning to the division from Midlands 1 West.

Ludlow go into the game in good heart following their convincing 47-6 success at Walsall where they prospered on the host club's newly installed 4G surface.

"It was faster game on the 4G, which suited us more than Walsall, and the boys really enjoyed playing on it," said Jones.

"After finishing fifth last season we want to push on. We've recruited a few new players, which has strengthened the first team and also the twos.

"Although we're only three games in, it's been a good start, but we won't be resting on our laurels as we expect Saturday to be a bigger test.

"At the start of the season, we felt Camp Hill would be there or thereabouts as they've come down from a division above, so it's a chance to see where we are."

With Saturday's opponents set to arrive with a big pack, Ludlow may include an extra forward on the bench at the expense of a back in the one change from last weekend.

While Ludlow were winning 47-6 at Walsall, helped by two tries apiece for winger Dan Ruell and full back Joe Doyle, West Midlands side Camp Hill stayed in touch with the leaders after edging out Leek 23-21.

Nick Elwell

By Nick Elwell
Grassroots Sports Editor

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