Rugby is back in September after the longest break the sport has known in recent times, and no one is looking forward to the new season more than the team at Sevenoaks Rugby Club. The club hasn’t played competitive rugby since March 7th, 2020 when they beat Dorking 24-22 at home, so you can see why they might be excited to get back to it.
Sevenoaks will kick off their 2021/22 season in the England Rugby London & SE Premier Division with an away fixture at Hertford on Saturday 4th September and will finish their campaign with the same opponents visiting The Paddock on Saturday 23rd April.
Their first home match will be versus local rivals Westcombe Park, who have been promoted, on Saturday 11th September where it is anticipated a large crowd will be watching their first glimpse of rugby in no less than 18 months.
Changes to the league constitution after the 2020 season sees a number of new clubs entered which include Maidenhead, North Walsham, Sutton & Epsom, Westcombe Park and Wimbledon. The latter two will be familiar foes after the years spent together in the London 1 South division.
Full season fixtures for Sevenoaks 1st XV
- Saturday 4th September away to Hertford
- Saturday 11th September home to Westcombe Park
- Saturday 18 September away to CS Stags 1863
- Saturday 25th September home to Havant
- Saturday 2nd October away to Sidcup
- Saturday 16th October home to Brighton
- Saturday 23rd October away to Sutton & Epsom
- Saturday 30th October away to Tunbridge Wells
- Saturday 6th November home to North Walsham
- Saturday 13th November away to Wimbledon
- Saturday 27th November home to Dorking
- Saturday 4th December away to Tring
- Saturday 11th December home to Maidenhead
- Saturday 18th December away to Westcombe Park
- Saturday 8th January home to CS Stags 1863
- Saturday 15th January away to Havant
- Saturday 22nd January home to Sidcup
- Saturday 29th January away to Brighton
- Saturday 12th February home to Sutton & Epsom
- Saturday 19th February home to Tunbridge Wells
- Saturday 5th March away to North Walsham
- Saturday 12th March home to Wimbledon
- Saturday 26th March away to Dorking
- Saturday 2nd April home to Tring
- Saturday 9th April away to Maidenhead
- Saturday 23rd April home to Hertford
Michael commented: “On Sunday 1st August, I am running the London Landmarks Half Marathon, raising money for the RFU Inured Players Foundation, a fantastic rugby charity who support players who sustain catastrophic injuries whilst playing. This will be my first running event and it will certainly be a challenge due to a lack of training in recent weeks!!
“I’d be hugely grateful to anyone who can spare some money to sponsor me and support such a worthwhile cause.”
You can sponsor Michael here > https://rfuipf.enthuse.com/pf/michael-hebdenllhm2021