For the second week in a row, Maids have the comfort of playing in front of a home crowd, and will be hoping to claw back some ground on league leaders Bournemouth, who now sit top of the pile, clear by 4 points. Bournemouth face a tricky trip away to the Forest of Dean to play league new boys Drybrook, who showed what a good side they are, losing very narrowly away at Barnstaple 25-20 last week, after consecutive wins over Old Pats and then away at Newton Abbott.

Maids are under no illusions as to the danger that visitors, Weston Super-Mare pose this Saturday, despite their lowly league position. ‘The Seasiders’ ran Ivybridge very close recently, losing just 24-20 away from home, and they have also had to face the other top teams in the division, Bournemouth and Barnstaple, so despite sitting currently sitting in 13th, they are a better side than the table suggests.

It could prove to be a fascinating contest upfront this week- both packs have dominant scrums, both teams are skippered by the loose head props- Sam Coles for Weston, and Parrott for Maids, whilst the 2 number 8s- Brad Talbot for the away team, and Dave Cole for the home side both score plenty of tries. Weston are missing second row Andy Glen from last weeks’ home defeat to Brixham, he is replaced by Callum Kingscott, whilst former Saints player, and now Player/Coach, Glen Dickson, is replaced at fly half by young George Chapman. He will be partnered at half back by new signing, New Zealander, Kadin Brocks.

For Maids, there are a few changes, some enforced, some not, but we decided to focus on young ‘Sex Bomb’ Max Roddick, who is enjoying a consistent spell in the first XV, after a season that was somewhat hampered by injury last year.

Name- Max Roddick

Nickname(s)- “Maxy”, “Roddiculous”, “Poppet”, “Stuart Little”, “Churchy’s Plaything”, “Jailbait”

Position(s)- Full back/Wing/tied up in Churchy’s bedroom

Occupation- Market Research

Weaknesses- Market Research, height, weight, speed, strength, footsize, replying to texts.

Strengths- Flirting, shaking my toosh for the boys, not scoring, chop tackling.

If you could be any of your teammates, who would you be and why? I’d be Jaryd Robinson, he’s fast enough to run away from Predators, and is really good at Kapadi.

Which teammate would you least like to have over for dinner? Adam Lubbock- my Mum would see his snake charming trick, fall in love with him, and before I knew it, my Dad would be out the door, Lubbs would be my Stepdad and be putting me in all his Insta stories.

What hobbies do you have outside of rugby? Being sexy.

Tell us something we don’t know about you- I was in Eastenders, as Ben Mitchell, when I was a baby.

What are your aspirations for this season? Promotion, learn how to kick, get a rig like the Fox.


Andy ‘The Toe’ Darlington has ducked the second consecutive game against a strong scrummaging side and has travelled to Edinburgh for a weekend of selfies with his girlfriend, he is replaced at tight head by Lewis Jones who is buzzing with anticipation for the biggest event of his calendar on Wednesday evening- trick or treating on Halloween. Laurence Leonard returns to England, after assisting Donald Trump with making some pipe bombs, and he’ll join up with the 2s over at Amersham, whilst Rorie ‘The Cow’ Hannigan will just show up on Saturday midday, oblivious as to which team he is playing in, and where. Ed Keohane is off to ignore his new wife on honeymoon for a week, concentrating on trolling on social media, and sourcing new content for the Whatsapp group, interrupted only by the odd mumble, and awkward pose for a few photos.

With the impending Halloween Party on Saturday night at the club, rumours are growing of a repeat performance from a certain ‘Zorro’, who may make an appearance in light of Ellie Birch’s friend joining the party, so, please all make sure changing room 3 is clean and tidy after the games.


Weston team:

1.       S Coles (c)

2.       M Hocking

3.       O Streeter

4.       C Kingscott

5.       A Russell

6.       T Sugg

7.       D Spelman

8.       B Talbot

9.       K Brocks

10.   G Chapman

11.   A Howman

12.   M Nel

13.   C Maslen

14.   H Morgan

15.   R Mckay

16.   T Hocking

17.   M Turton

18.   R Bennett


Maids team (caps in brackets):

1.       M Parrott (c) (187)

2.       M Darlington (27)

3.       L Jones (84)

4.       S Churchyard (80)

5.       A Berry (7)

6.       T Muil (8)

7.       W Macaulay (40)

8.       D Cole (24)

9.       C Morgan (3)

10.   W Runciman (26)

11.   M Roddick (17)

12.   R Hannigan (30)

13.   N Crosley (6)

14.   A Lubbock (8)

15.   O Foxley (5)

16.   S Rawsthorne (2)

17.   O Langstone (1)

18.   P Jansen (81)


Come on you Maids!