Students' tough test for Tynedale
Published at 12:01, Friday, 25 October 2013
SHELL-SHOCKED Tynedale face another tough day at the office tomorrow when Loughborough Students come calling.
Tynedale are back in the drop zone after the capitulation at Fylde, and will not be relishing their afternoon’s work.
And with the next two games away to leaders Doncaster and second placed Esher, even supreme optimists are not anticipating much return.
After bobbing close to the relegation zone for much of last season, the students are a vastly different prospect this term.
Only six members of the 20-strong squad who came to Corbridge last year are still with the club, after a vigorous recruitment campaign.
They are now among the league pacesetters, winning five of their seven games.
Like Tynedale, they failed to score a try on Saturday, but they were up against the juggernaut that is Doncaster Knights, who have carried all before them this season, with maximum points from their seven games.
That 32-3 defeat was only their second, their only other reverse being a surprise 50-43 loss at home to Blackheath.
They have scored 30 tries, including 17 in their four away games, and conceded only 20 tries, compared to Tynedale's tally of 32.
They leaked a meagre nine tries in visits to Blaydon, Wharfedale, Worthing Raiders and Doncaster Knights.
The game kicks off at 2.30pm.
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