As we head into the business end of the season, the 5-0 Cheetahs face a crucial game against the 2-3 Bournemouth Bobcats.
The previous encounter between these sides was played out in exceptional heat down on the south coast, with the Cheetahs running out 24-8 winners. Bournemouth, who will believe they still have an opportunity to make the playoffs, have certain,y made their intentions for a revenge upset clear. Meanwhile, the home side will be focused on a clinical performance before their season-defining back to back games against the Portsmouth Dreadnoughts.
2018 Comparison Cheetahs – Bobcats
Points for: 268-104
Points against: 24-83
Offensive Coordinator Will Sparke emphasised the importance of winning this game, stating that the “expectation is that people are paying attention and at this point in the season there are no second chances. Bournemouth know they need to win this game to have a decent shot at the post season and so we are expecting them to throw everything they have at us, we are ready and eagerly waiting for the challenge.”
Head Coach Craig Barnes believes that his “defence is beginning to hit form at exactly the right time, I am expecting a third consecutive shutout this Sunday. We will be applying quite a lot of pressure.”
its sure to be a great game and the weather forecast is still glorious, so make sure you get down to St Albans Rugby Club!