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Hereford Rugby Club set for battle with British Army in Hanover
9:00am Thursday 2nd August 2012 in Rugby
HEREFORD Rugby Club will do battle with the British Army as they warm-up for their mission in Midlands One West.
The Wyesiders are travelling to Hanover later this month to play the British Army in a match arranged by club stalwart Spencer Goodall.
Hereford were relegated from National Three Midlands last term and Goodall believes it will be a good test.
“There will be a training session and a tough game on the Saturday with a bit of social mixed in,” said Goodall, a keen Rugby for Heroes supporter.
“The British Army will have a very good side and contain some strong, Fijian players.
It’s an honour to send a team to play against them.”
The match is on Saturday, August 18 and Hereford will be taking a squad of around 25.
Goodall is organising a charity golf day at Leominster on August 17 and won’t be able to make the trip to Germany.
It should be good preparation for Hereford, who launch their Midlands One West assault with a derby match at Ludlow on September 1.
Hereford chairman Ivan Powell said: “There’s going to be a number of games with less travelling involved in the new league.
“We will be playing some of the more local clubs that, in the distant past, we have enjoyed playing against in friendlies.
“We have aspirations next season and we want to do as well as we can.”
Ludlow’s new head coach, Dave Irish, the former Malvern player, says he’s looking forward to the curtain-raising league clash with Hereford.
“The boys are excited about the game. It’s going to be a big derby,” he said.