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Underdogs Bees aim to upset formbook against Carnegie

PREMIERSHIP-bound Leeds Carnegie visit Sharmans Cross Road tomorrow in a mouth-watering EDF Energy National Trophy quarter-final tie.

PREMIERSHIP-bound Leeds Carnegie visit Sharmans Cross Road tomorrow in a mouth-watering EDF Energy National Trophy quarter-final tie.

The unbeaten National One leaders come to the borough high on confidence having lost just one game in the competition since 2004.

But that milestone year in which that Bees had their greatest ever triumph – defeating then European Champions London Wasps in the EDF Energy Cup at the same stage.

Five members of the Bees side that ousted Wasps – locks Ed Orgee and Alex Davidson, fly-half Mark Woodrow, No 8 Jim Jenner and prop Matt Long – are still with the club and have fond memories of the day.

And former skipper Orgee is hoping for another shock tomorrow afternoon.

“We believe that we are playing National One rugby in National Two so it’s an opportunity for us to show that we can hold our own against a National One side,” he said.

“Leeds have to come to us and they will be strong favourites in most people’s opinion because they are unbeaten so far this season.

“It’s difficult to compare this game with the Wasps quarter-final, because they are very different circumstances.

“But this is a new era for the club, the majority of the players in the squad weren’t around five years ago so what we achieved against Wasps won’t have much relevance for them.”

Show your support at Sharmans Cross Road! Tickets cost just £10 for adults, £7 for concessions and £2 for under 18’s.

 

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