Canterbury RFC head coach Andy Pratt hopes to hit top form against National 2 South title chasers Henley
by Alex Hoad
Canterbury Rugby Club return to
Merton Lane for back-to-back home games against two of the
top-three sides in National 2 South in the space of seven
Henley are the visitors on
Saturday with the city club seeking to avenge a 46-31 defeat on the
road in November, against a side currently third, while
second-placed Redruth make the long trip to Kent the following
Head coach Andy Pratt said:
"It’s a big task but we’re going to give it a go. We are certainly
capable of beating these teams, as we showed at Hartpury College,
but we need to be at our best and hope that they possibly
"We played in an entertaining
game down at Henley and I’m sure they’ll give us a lot of
Canterbury have won just once
against top-five opposition this season but have won four of the
last five at Merton Lane and only lost three of their nine home
games all season. They will remain eighth in the standings, no
matter what the result against Henley.
Second row Tom Sherson is the
only major doubt for Canterbury with an ankle injury sustained in
the 40-31 defeat at Shelford on Saturday – a game which the city
club led by 11 points late-on.
Pratt said: "I had mixed
emotions about it. We scored some beautiful tries but also lost too
easily in deep areas which cost us."
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