Rugby this weekend: Ealing Trailfinders set for local derby against Richmond

By Joe Acklam

7th Oct 2022 | Rugby


Ealing Trailfinders play host to Richmond in the RFU Championship. Photo: London Welsh.
Ealing Trailfinders play host to Richmond in the RFU Championship. Photo: London Welsh.

Ealing Trailfinders are playing host to Richmond FC in an all-South-West London affair in the RFU Championship. 

It has been a contrasting start to the season for these two teams as Ealing sit on top of the division after four games having won all four of them, winning four bonus points, and having wracked a points difference of 114. 

Richmond have had a much slower start as they have only got the one win on the board through the first four weeks, that being a narrow 19-15 win last weekend against Hartpury, a team who a week earlier Ealing had scored 42 points against. 

If you look at the head-to-head record between the two teams then Ealing have certainly had the upper hand in recent years, having only lost one of their last ten against Richmond. 

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

Teddington RFC's perfect start to the season could continue as they travel to bottom of the table Law Society. 

Despite a delayed start to the season, it has been all smiles at Bushy Park this season as Teddington have won all three of their games, the wins against Old Rutlishians and Old Whitgiftians were the only defeats those teams have suffered so far this season. 

They will be hoping to not get too far ahead of themselves this weekend as they travel to the team sat bottom of Counties 2 Surrey in Law Society. 

There league position could be somewhat misleading as despite a heavy loss at home to Chipstead, there previous two defeats were by two and three points respectively. 

Kick-off at Kings College Playing Fields is at 3pm on Saturday. 

Elsewhere is the area, London Scottish are playing host Coventry at the Richmond Athletic Ground on Saturday, Twickenham are on the road against Warlingham, and Kingston RFC are also away from home against Trinity. 

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