Plymouth Albion / Rugby

DHSOB look to end a frustrating season on a high in Plymouth Combination finals

Tamar Saracens

DEVONPORT High School Old Boys will be hoping to end a frustrating season on a high this week.

On Wednesday evening, they play in both the finals of the Pedrick Cup and RNEC Cup at the Rectory and then on Saturday they play in the Devon Junior Cup final.

DHSOBAfter the anger and disappointment of losing 55 points (30 suspended) in Devon Two for breaching registration rules which meant they finished bottom of the table, collecting some silverware would be a big boost to the Stonehouse-based club.

However, their director of rugby Mike Freeman knows they face a tough task in the Plymouth Combinations finals.

In the Pedrick Cup they take on Tamar Saracens (6pm), and in the RNEC Cup they will be up against Plymstock Albion Oaks IIs.

Oaks are in the Cornwall/Devon League and Saracens will be joining them there next season after winning Devon One.

“They are both going to be tough games,” said Freeman. “But we hope to have many of our Fijians for the first team match.”

Meanwhile, Tamar Saracens would love to cap a memorable season for the club with victory in the Pedrick Cup.

As well as winning Devon One, they also progressed to the later stages of the RFU Junior Vase.

“The whole club will be down to watch,” said Saracens coach Stuart Busfield, whose side won the RNEC Cup last season. “It’s a good opportunity for the second team to get something out of the season as well.

“But we have always said it is not the first team that won Devon One but the whole club.”

Dave Riches will referee the Pedrick Cup and Richard Ronayne will take charge of the RNEC Cup.

The following Wednesday, the Plymouth Combination will host the Lockie Cup and Ellis Trophy.

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