The last time the two teams meet back in October ended in an eye-watering 37-22 home win at Newlands. Luton’s points were scored by Denzel Edwards, Matt Yang, Tom Mahendran, Will Stacey, Harry Alston with two penalty kicks and three conversions from Jordan Davies.
Great news, LRFC will welcome back Davies from his injury, so all of the point scorers from the October game will play. However, they will miss Martin O’Grady for fortunate reasons, as his wife and he welcomed their first child last week.
Luton have not started January well: first, they lost to Diss away, then last week to Sudbury at home in a very unfortunate game. Hopefully, they can get a good push from this game before the next uneasy period. First facing Colchester on the 26th January home, then travelling to North Walsham on the 9th February and Old Priorians on the 16th of February.
Ruislip are currently one place below Luton in the table, however, both teams have 17 points, so the result of this game can be crucial at the end of the season when it comes to relegation.
First team manager Steve Evans said: “Whilst we won in our last match against them, we are not making any assumptions going into this match due to changes in the squad. We have a plan which we believe will give us our best chance to secure the win.”
Luton will travel with the following squad:
Josh McCann, Dwayne Duffy, Luke Spellen, Brogan Mckeown, Callum Strachan, captain Ryan Staff, Will Stacey, Garth Spencer, Denzel Edwards, Karl Rodell, Matt Yang, Tom Mahendran, Harry Alston, Don Govere, Rees Bettell, Jordan Davies, Tyler Chant and Tom Winch.