Hampstead Ladies have kept themselves busy through the ‘off season’ by participating in a series of sevens tournaments – including fielding two full squads in the popular Summer Social competition in Richmond.
David Strettle won the Premiership title with Saracens on Saturday – and promptly announced he was leaving for Clermont Auvergne, ending any lingering hopes of playing for England in this year’s home World Cup.
Hendon put in their best performance of the season to win at Watford on Saturday, but they were denied promotion from Herts/Middlesex Division Two as their rivals London French triumphed away against the champions.
Stand-in captain Richard Wilson admits there is a “99 per cent chance” Belsize Park will miss out on promotion in London North-West Division Three this weekend, so he says the emphasis will be on just enjoying the final game.
There was no change at the top or bottom of the London North-West Division Three table, and the promotion and relegation battles are going down to the wire after Belsize Park triumphed 53-8 away against UCS Old Boys in Saturday’s derby.