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Match of the Week Preview 05/12/2018

NTU Men’s Rugby Union take on Durham University in our Match of the Week, in week ten of BUCS action. Below we preview the BUCS Super Rugby game and break down everything you need to know before the big fixture.

NTU Rugby fans celebrating
NTU Celebrate beating Loughborough earlier in the season.
Photo Credit: BUCS Super Rugby

Coming in to the match after two tough defeats away to Cardiff Met and Exeter, NTU will be looking to get back to winning ways at Lady Bay. The men in pink will be hoping their excellent at-home winning ways can continue when they face Durham.

Head coach Alex O’Dowd will be looking for his side to show the hard work and determination that has helped them to three wins from four matches at home this season. Victories over Cardiff University, Loughborough and Cardiff Met has helped NTU to eighth in the table.

NTU’s opponents Durham come in to the fixture sitting fifth in the table. With two wins from their last two games, the visitors will certainly be hoping to continue their recent winning run. Last time the two sides met in the 2017/18 season, NTU beat Durham twice within a few weeks, triumphing in both the league and the cup.

It is set to be a big game of rugby for both sides as they look to get an invaluable win on the board before Christmas. It is certainly a match not to miss, however if you can’t make it down to Lady Bay you can watch the game via the live stream on the BUCS YouTube page.

Entry to Lady Bay for the match is free, so make sure you come down to support the men in pink and help push them on to victory.

You can follow coverage of the game throughout the evening via Twitter and Instagram and you can watch the game live via the BUCS YouTube page here.

Game: Nottingham Trent University V Durham University
Date: 05/12/2018
Kick off time: 19:00

Follow @NTURugbyUnion on Twitter and Instagram for match updates.

Published on 30 November 2018
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