Huntingdon Rugby Club enjoy a happy and successful anniversary

Action from Huntingdon's 80th anniversary game against Sidney Sussex College. Picture: HELEN DRAKE.

Action from Huntingdon's 80th anniversary game against Sidney Sussex College. Picture: HELEN DRAKE. - Credit: Archant

They might have had to wait 80 years to do it, but Huntingdon claimed a slice of revenge last Saturday.

The Stags celebrated their 80th anniversary season by entertaining their first-ever home opponents – Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge – at The Racecourse.

And, after being beaten 17-3 in that historic clash back in 1935, they set the record straight with a 43-10 win when meeting again.

A Stags team featuring players past and present proved too strong for a college side composed largely of freshers playing in their first game of the season.

The hour-long fixture formed part of the celebrations which also included a lunch attended by invited guests and many former Stags players, including some who were involved in the re-formation of the club in 1951.


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Stags return to the cut and thrust of Midlands Division One East action tomorrow when they travel to Wellingborough with the aim of snapping a run of three successive defeats.

Fellow local sides St Ives and St Neots are both in action in Midlands Division Three East (South).

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