Greene King IPA Championship Preview – Round Eight

13th November 2013

Bedford Blues go in search of their second win of the Championship season when they entertain Moseley at Goldington Road on Friday night.

So far last season's losing finalists have only beaten bottom-of-the-table Ealing and already find themselves 14 points adrift of the play-off places.

Last season Blues did the double over Moseley, scoring 91 points with only 26 against their name across the two fixtures.

The corresponding match was won by the Blues, 50-6.

Leeds Carnegie, having won local bragging rights thanks to victory over Rotherham Titans, will look to preserve their 100 per cent record against London Scottish when the side's meet at the Athletic Ground on Saturday, 12.30pm kick-off.

Leeds won the corresponding fixture 37-14 last season.

Jersey, who dropped to third from bottom in the table following a 29-3 defeat at the hands of Scottish on Sunday, are at home to Cornish Pirates, who, following a narrow win over Bedford, have now scored as many points (140) as they have conceded.

It is top versus bottom at the Kassam Stadium on Sunday as leaders London Welsh play an Ealing side yet to register a point.

Welsh go into the match boasting a 100 per cent record after they made it seven wins from seven with a 22-7 victory over Bristol, a game watched by their biggest home crowd of the season.

Bristol Rugby and Rotherham Titans meet in the league with each side having won at home in the fixture last season.

In total, Bristol have won eight out of the 14 league matches between the sides, dating back to the first-ever clash in 1998: a 16-5 win for the Titans in the old Allied Dunbar Premiership 2.

11th-placed Nottingham will be looking to extend their winning run over mid-table Plymouth Albion to seven matches when they play the Devon outfit at Meadow Lane.

You have to go back four years to find Plymouth's last win against the Green & Whites: a 31-25 win at Brickfields on October 31, 2009.

Round 7 results

Friday November 8

Ealing Trailfinders 5 Plymouth Albion 20

Saturday November 9

Moseley 29 Nottingham Rugby 15

Sunday November 10

Cornish Pirates 16 Bedford Blues 13
Leeds Carnegie 19 Rotherham Titans 10
London Scottish 29 Jersey 3
London Welsh 21 Bristol Rugby 7

Round 8 fixtures

Friday November 15

Bedford Blues v Moseley

Saturday November 16

London Scottish v Leeds Carnegie (12.30pm kick-off)
Jersey v Cornish Pirates

Sunday November 17

London Welsh v Ealing Trailfinders
Bristol Rugby v Rotherham Titans
Nottingham Ruby v Plymouth Albion

Saturday's clash between London Scottish and Leeds Carnegie at the Athletic Ground kicks-off at 12.30pm.

Why not double up and join us in the Sports Bar at full-time to watch England take on world champions New Zealand.

Tickets for the Greene King IPA Championship clash start at £12 for members and £14 for non-members. As always under 16s can get in for free.

Tickets can be bought on the gate or online here.

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