Rugby this weekend: Ealing start campaign for third straight Championship Cup title

By Joe Acklam

4th Nov 2022 | Rugby

Ealing Trailfinders begin their Championship Cup campaign. Photo: London Welsh.
Ealing Trailfinders begin their Championship Cup campaign. Photo: London Welsh.

Undefeated Ealing Trailfinders will look to retain their Championship Cup crown as they kick-off their campaign against Hartpury. 

Ealing have made it to the cup break having won every game in the RFU Championship and start the Championship Cup, a competition they have won in both of its instalments, looking for a threepeat. 

Their opponents in Hartpury are second bottom of the table having only won twice so far, and are yet to have won a game in either of their Championship Cup campaigns. 

When these two met in the league back in September it was a dominant win for the Trailfinders as they ran out 42-7 winners. 

Kick-off at Trailfinders Sports Club is at 3pm on Sunday. 

London Welsh will be hoping to make it three wins in a row as they host Camberley at Old Deer Park in Regional One South Central. 

Three weeks ago, it was all doom and gloom for Welsh but a draw with second bottom Sutton and Epsom has been followed up with two wins against Bracknell and Banbury which suddenly has them looking up the table. 

Those new-found credentials are in for a test this weekend as Camberley come to Richmond, they have lost one game all season and are only behind Wimbledon on bonus points. 

Kick-off at Old Deer Park is 2pm on Saturday. 

Teddington RFC's unbeaten record is on the line once again as they welcome Old Amplefordians to Bushy Park this weekend. 

This remarkable season just keeps going for Teddington as they are now at seven wins from seven and four points clear at the top of the table having beaten Effingham and Leatherhead last weekend. 

Their opponents this weekend are Old Amplefordians, who after a slow start to the season have won four straight matches as they have pushed up to sixth in the Counties 2 Surrey table. 

Kick-off at Bushy Park is at 2:30pm on Saturday. 

Elsewhere in the area, London Scottish begin their Championship Cup campaign on Friday night against Bedford Blues, Richmond are also in Championship Cup action at home against Cornish Pirateson Saturday, Twickenham RFC are away against Chobham, and Kingston RFC are also on the road against Old Walcountians. 


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