BUCS Week Eleven Fixtures Update

Given the late stage of the season, we don’t believe there’s any more teams planning to bow out, so with luck most of this weekend’s fixtures should go off without a hitch!

Weather’s currently… well, fairly good for Britain, and so thus far we’re only aware of the one fixture being postponed at this point…

Falcons stuck in the mud

After being pipped to the post in the 2A Midlands by the Leicester Longhorns, the Coventry Jet’s opportunity to take out their frustrations on a different Leicester side will have to wait at least some more time yet. DMU’s pitch has reportedly been deemed unusable and the two sides were unable to rearrange a venue at short notice.

The hope however is still that the fixture will be rearranged in time to give Coventry a shot at a 5-1 record.

Knights juggling fixtures in hope of back to back titles

This weekend will see the Knights take on the young upstarts, Heriot Watt, in a top of the table clash that could have massive repercussions at the top of the 2A Borders. The game was moved up a week and will kick off at 10am, immediately followed by the Edinburgh Predators facing the York Centurions on the same field.

Hawoo have been talking a big game building up to the fixture, and a win would indeed see them go top of the table… if perhaps only for a matter of hours, as a Predators win would then see the Edinburgh University side retake the top spot!

Napier have also shifted up their twice-postponed match against the Centurions to Wednesday 22 February, giving both teams only two full days to recover between outings – could we see a three way tie at the top of the 2A North before the week is out?

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The Muddogs don’t like mud, apparently

No surprises that a grass pitch, in Wales, becomes tough to play on at this time of year. However, ever flexible in their desire to find solutions and ensure their balling gets balled, the Bangor Muddogs vs Bradford Bears fixture has been moved to LJMU Fury’s JMO Sports Park with a kick off time of 1630/immediately following the Fury’s fixture against Nottingham.

Pompey may be champs, but apparently they’re homeless champs

Per a local source, it looks like the Portsmouth Destroyers are currently without a home.

Their previous home at Portsmouth RFC was bought by Portsmouth FC for new training facilities. Since then they got a new home at a college playing field, but the turf clearly wasn’t cut out for Britball and didn’t really survive the first fixture played upon it. This weekend’s fixture against the Saxons, nominally a Portsmouth home game is therefore having to be played at Sussex’s facility rather than the Destroyers risk a walkover – one which would potentially cost them their conference crown had they been unable to resolve a venue for this weekend’s game!

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Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1