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Ward expecting tough battle at the Athletic Ground

Director of Rugby Ben Ward says that his side are ready for what will be a 'great battle' with neighbours Richmond in tomorrow's Round Two Greene King IPA Championship fixture.

"We've had some great battles with Richmond in recent years and I'm sure tomorrow will be no different."

He continued: "They didn't get the result they wanted in their first game so we're expecting a backlash."

 Ward says that preparations have gone well after the narrow victory over Cornish Pirates last weekend.

"It's been a good week of training and the players are in a good place so we're looking forward to it."

The former fly-half is also thrilled to see the Championship getting extra exposure with tomorrow's match being streamed on the England Rugby Facebook page.

"It's great for the league. There are some fantastic matches and the more people that can see them the better."

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