RUGBY UNION: Purdy making his mark

Bicester Advertiser: Henry Purdy in action at Iffley Road Henry Purdy in action at Iffley Road

OXFORDSHIRE’S Henry Purdy continued his progress at Leicester Tigers with a try in their A League victory over Sale Jets.

The 18-year-old former Cokethorpe School pupil and Chipping Norton player touched down during Leicester’s 61-20 win.

Purdy started on the wing, as he had done against Oxford University the previous week at Iffley Road.

His try against Sale came after braces against Worcester and Newcastle, plus another in the clash with Gloucester.

Purdy has started Leicester’s last four A League matches and was a replacement in their opener against Northampton.

  • THE first round in the battle for Oxfordshire rugby supremacy takes place on Saturday, when Chinnor 2nd host Henley Bulls in Zoo Shield Division 2 North.

Chinnor took the spoils when the side met in last season’s Oxfordshire Cup final and have won all five league games this term to top the table ahead of Henley.

National 2 South leaders Henley Hawks take on Chinnor at Dry Leas on November 17, then the two sides meet in the Oxfordshire Cup first round on December 1 or 2.

UPDATED DRAWS

OXFORDSHIRE CUP

Preliminary round: Oxford University Greyhounds v Oxford Harlequins (November 10-11).

1st round: Wallingford v Alchester, Banbury v Oxford University Greyhounds or Oxford Harlequins, Witney v Grove, Chinnor v Henley (December 1-2).

OXFORDSHIRE SHIELD

1st round: Didcot v Wheatley, Faringdon v Littlemore, Chipping Norton v Harwell, Bicester v Blue Boar (November 10-11).

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