Sevenoaks Rugby Club to get to grips with new National League 2 fixtures

Credit: Dave Purday

Sevenoaks Rugby Club are just a few weeks away from starting life in the RFU’s National League 2 East division and they have some tough matches ahead of them both at home and on the road. The newly promoted side will start and finish their season with ties against Westcliff, with the opening day away in Southend-on-Sea on Saturday 3rd September. Sevenoaks will then host their first National 2 game at the Paddock when they entertain Blackheath on Saturday 10th September.

In a cruel twist for local rivals Tonbridge Juddians, with relegation from National 1 last season, they now find themselves in the same league as Sevenoaks and the two teams will face-off against each other on Saturday 10th December in Tonbridge and on Saturday 15th April in Sevenoaks.

Excitingly for some, there is also the prospect of having a weekend in Guernsey when Sevenoaks travel to the Channel Isle on Saturday 12th November. The Mighty Oaks will also play both Dorking and North Walsham again after both teams were promoted alongside Sevenoaks. Dorking at home is on Saturday 24th September and North Walsham visit on Saturday 1st April. The Mighty Oaks managed the double over Dorking last year and split the difference with North Walsham. Both matches are guaranteed to be highly charged.

Other notable fixtures on the list are home games against Canterbury on Saturday 22nd October and Barnes on Saturday 21st January.

Sevenoaks Rugby Club’s full fixtures for National League 2 East 2022/23. Home matches in bold:

September 3rd – Westcliff
September 10th – Blackheath
September 17th – Worthing
September 24th – Dorking
October 1st – Barnes
October 15th – Rochford Hundred
October 22nd – Canterbury
October 29th – Bury St Edmunds
November 5th – Old Albanians
November 12th – Guernsey
November 26th – Henley
December 3rd – North Walsham
December 10th – Tonbridge Juddians
December 17th – Blackheath
January 7th – Worthing
January 14th – Dorking
January 21st – Barnes
January 28th – Rochford Hundred
February 18th – Canterbury
February 25th – Bury St Edmunds
March 4th – Old Albanians
March 11th – Guernsey
March 25th – Henley
April 1st – North Walsham
April 15th – Tonbridge Juddians
April 22nd – Westcliff