A hugely competitive local derby was marred by two serious injuries to Deepings players. Ethan Harding suffered a double jaw fracture after a clash of heads which required reconstructive jaw surgery & Olliver Sturnham twisted a knee right at the end of the match in a tackle which resulted in knee ligament damage. Both players are expected to make full recoveries & we all wish them well during their recuperation.
The match was very physical with Deepings two trys scored by captain Fabio Valerio & Oliver Sturnham but after the injury to Ethan, which clearly upset many players, Deepings could not find a way through the Lions defence.
Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.