Rugby this weekend: Ealing Trailfinders title fight coming down to the wire

By Joe Acklam

24th Mar 2023 | Rugby

Ealing Trailfinders title fight reaches the last six games of the season. Photo: David Mark from Pixabay.
Ealing Trailfinders title fight reaches the last six games of the season. Photo: David Mark from Pixabay.

Ealing Trailfinders hope to keep their title charge on track as they play host to Cornish Pirates in the RFU Championship this weekend. 

Ealing currently have a six-point cushion at the top of the table, but Jersey Reds have a game in hand, as their two-way fight for the title reaches the final six games of the season. 

However, they face an in-form Pirates team this weekend, who have won their last three matches, including a victory against third-place Coventry. 

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

Harlequins return to league action this weekend with a local derby match against Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership. 

Quins have been out of action for two weeks, but return to the league looking to rectify their poor form on the road, they have lost their last six away from the Stoop across all competitions. 

Saracens are in a veritable dry spell for their lofty standards this season, having lost two of their last three games, they had been defeated just once in the league previously all season. 

Kick-off at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is at 3pm on Saturday. 

London Scottish will want to avoid losing a tenth straight match this weekend as they take on Caldy in the RFU Championship. 

Scottish have lost their last nine in the league and their last win was at home against Caldy on 3rd December, as they ran out 19-10 winners. 

Defeat against Scottish in December was a catalyst for Caldy's season to turnaround as they went on to win five of their next six, including being one of two teams to beat Ealing Trailfinders, but they have lost each of their last three. 

Kick-off at Paton Field is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Teddington RFC are one match away from a perfect season as the curtain comes down on their magnificent season against Old Rutlishians. 

The Antlers have won all 21 of their league fixtures in what has been a fairy tale season and finish out the season on the road against Old Rutlishians. 

They will not be treated to an easy finish, however, as Old Rutlishians are in second place in the table and are on a ten-game unbeaten run. 

Kick-off at Poplar Road is at 3.30pm on Saturday. 

Elsewhere in the area, London Irish host Northampton hoping to get over the disappointed of defeat in the Premiership Cup last weekend. 


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