Plymouth Albion / Rugby

Judge ready to go again for Albion after rare weekend off

Christian JudgeCHRISTIAN JUDGE is back in Plymouth Albion’s squad this week after missing last Saturday’s match at Cinderford through illness.

The Cornwall prop had featured in all Albion’s games prior to last weekend and so was disappointed to lose his ever-present record.

“I was gutted to miss last Saturday, but it has made me even hungrier for this week,” said Judge, who will start on the bench against Henley Hawks at Brickfields.

“I was a bit ill last week and just could not train at all. I had some kind of flu virus. It was just one of those things. I was drossy, cold and the rest of it, but I’m feeling better now.

“To be honest, I have not been ill in a long time. Even last season I did not miss a game through illness. I was a bit annoyed but you can’t help these things.”

He added: “The guys won at Cinderford, which was really important, but this week against Henley will be a different test. I’m just really excited and looking forward to it.

“It is always nice to play at home. We have got a really great set of fans.”

Judge, like the rest of the Albion team, knows they cannot take Henley lightly just because they are in the bottom three.

“We have said many times before, you can play any team in the league and it’s like playing the best team in the division,” said Judge. “Regardless of their position in the table, Henley will be really good competition and they will be up for it just like we will.”

Albion have a rare blank weekend after Saturday’s game with Henley, but Judge will not be getting a rest as he is due to play for England Counties against Scotland Clubs’ XV at Galashields next Friday.

“I’m going up on Tuesday and then I have a few days of training and then play on the Friday,” he said.

“It will be a new experience – one I am looking forward to. It will be a good challenge, I’m sure. All the others get a weekend off, but I don’t mind.”

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