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Captain Cian Hynes believes Hendon can adjust their initial target for the season and now aim for a place in the top three or four after Saturday’s victory over Wasps.

Hampstead head coach Peter Breen says Pete Wood’s impressive return to the first team underlines the club’s strength in depth after the winger scored twice in Saturday’s victory over London Nigerian.

Belsize Park remain second in the London Division Two North West table and unbeaten after scoring six tries in a commanding 40-7 victory at Stockwood Park.

Jared Robinson scored Haringey’s seventh and final try in his last game for the club as the Rhinos halted West London’s winning start to the season and jumped into second place in the Herts/Middlesex Division Two table.

Saracens winger Sean Maitland has hailed Nick Tompkins’ mental strength after the 21-year-old centre scored a try and took the man of the match award against Scarlets on Saturday, having only being added to the starting line-up moments before kick-off.

UCS Old Boys remain inside the bottom two places in Herts/Middlesex Division One after a 46-7 home defeat to London Welsh Druids on Saturday condemned them to their fourth successive defeat.

A fixture between Toulon and Saracens is always billed as a blockbuster – and Saturday’s pool three Champions Cup opener certainly lived up to the pre-game excitement.

A depleted Hendon side fought hard but bowed out of the RFU Junior Vase Cup after being outclassed 71-22 by unbeaten Eastern Counties League One leaders Thetford.

Hampstead Rugby Club continued their bid to get more youngsters involved in the sport by hosting a Camden tag festival on the Heath last Thursday.

Saracens captain Brad Barritt wants to make history again as the Hendon-based club start their Champions Cup title defence by attempting to end Toulon’s unbeaten home record in Europe.

Haringey Rhinos’ Under-15s have enjoyed a strong start to the season, winning both of their opening fixtures in Division Five of the Saracens Herts/Middlesex Junior League.

UCS Old Boys coach Nick Gourlay has urged his side to improve at the breakdown and “become more ruthless” after their third successive defeat, which leaves them in the bottom two in Herts/Middlesex Division One.

New captain Owain Luckwell believes Haringey Rhinos have “turned a corner” and are now heading in the right direction after Saturday’s 60-0 home win over Chess Valley.

Director of rugby Zach Webb says Belsize Park have “a very special group” after Saturday’s 17-11 home win over Harrow left the Regent’s Park outfit as the only unbeaten team in the league.

Captain Faye Hamp believes a hard-hitting Hampstead Ladies side are ready to tackle the best teams in the league and push for a top-two finish after she and her team-mates emulated the club’s male counterparts by moving to the top of the table.

UCS Old Boys were given a lesson in expansive backs play on Saturday as Verulamians justified their place at the top of the league and maintained their winning start to the season with a 50-7 victory in Herts/Middlesex Division One.

Belsize Park maintained their unbeaten start to life in London North-West Division Two and remain second in the table after triumphing 13-6 away against Harpenden.

Hendon suffered their first defeat in Herts/Middlesex Division One despite a sterling fightback as captain Cian Hynes’ decisive last-minute penalty slipped just past the posts.

Alex Lozowski had a rather special day on Friday. First he was named as one of seven uncapped players in Eddie Jones’ 45-man England elite player squad ahead of next month’s Autumn internationals – and then a few hours later he delivered an imperious performance in Saracens’ victory over Bristol.

Hampstead are setting the early pace at the top of London Division Two North-West – and head coach Peter Breen believes his side will hit another gear if they can maintain their momentum for the next fortnight.

UCS Old Boys suffered a late defeat to Saracens Amateurs, who scored a decisive penalty with the final kick to run out 17-14 winners in Saturday’s Herts/Middlesex Division One clash.

Belsize Park sit third in London Division Two North-West - just two points behind leaders Hampstead - after a 36-14 home win over London Nigerian, who beat them twice and pipped them to the Division Three title last term.

Danielle Grant and Souka Trouiller both crossed the line twice as Hampstead Ladies came from behind to secure their second successive league win in Women’s Championship South East Division Two, overcoming Southwold Swallows 29-19.

Saracens suffered the first setback of their Premiership title defence on Saturday as their 17-10 loss to Harlequins at the Stoop ended an incredible 13-match winning run which started back in March.

UCS Old Boys’ director of rugby Geoff Boxer believes his side have shown the quality they have throughout the team after nine different players scored tries to record the first team’s biggest league victory of the century.

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