At this time of the season, any blip in form and any shock result could prove costly but as we begin the final stretch of the campaign, the teams aiming for a top two spot all held their nerve in Round 21.
In recent weeks Talking Rugby Union has focused on potential reform to the Championship and the leagues immediately below it within the RFU’s domestic structure following reports that significant problems threaten the existence of a second-tier professional league in England.
High drama as well as twists and turns were the themes to come out of Round 18 in National Two South as Bishop’s Stortford returned to the summit of this division and Andy Long’s men will now be aiming to stay there.
Bishop’s Stortford began Round 16 level on points with Chinnor, but their league rivals could only manage a draw in their final fixture before Christmas while Bishops claimed a bonus-point win which put them top of the tree.
After securing an excellent win last weekend against Redruth, Taunton Titans launched themselves firmly back into the promotion hunt in National Two South and they have the chance to continue their quest for a top two spot this weekend.