DHSOB and Plymouth Fiji to clash in World Cup precursor at Stonehouse Creek

Devonport Services v Plymouth Fiji

THE Rugby World Cup spirit will be on show at Stonehouse Creek on Friday night when DHSOB play Plymouth Fiji.

The match is being played ahead of England’s opening World Cup fixture against Fiji.

After the Stonehouse game, which is due to kick-off at 5.15pm, both teams and spectators will head to the bar to watch the Twickenham clash on television.

“Friday is a really big deal for our club,” said DHSOB’s director of rugby Mike Freeman.

“We’ve got all our youth section coming up, we’ve got a bouncy castle, the Lord Mayor’s coming and we’re expecting some media.

“Our match is a precursor for the England v Fiji World Cup game.

“England could have been playing anyone in the opening game but it just happens to be Fiji and we have 25-30 Fijian rugby players in the city.

“It’s going to be a hell of an atmosphere in the clubhouse afterwards as they are bringing family and spectators as well.”

Former Albion player and current Launceston coach Mike Lewis is set to referee the DHSOB match.

It is likely Devon Two strugglers DHSOB will sign a number of the Plymouth Fiji squad, while they are also set to sign teenage Albion academy prop Rory Briers, who has played for the Dutch under-18 side.

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