Peterborough RUFC v Peterborough Lions are back next season despite league restructuring, the borough is improving the coaching set-up and looking for more volunteers, while new players are also welcome

Shane Manning.

City clubs will play at the same tier six, but will now compete in the 12-team East Regional Division Two in the 2022-23 campaign. The Lions finished last in the Midlands Division One East last season but beat Borough, who finished fourth, twice.

The new division teams are: Kettering, Leighton Buzzard, Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Newbold-On-Avon, Northampton Old Scouts, Old Laurentians, Old Northamptonians, Olney, Peterborough RUFC, Peterborough Lions and Towcesterians.

Peterborough RUFC have been busy bolstering their coaching staff with Ross Chamberlain appointed as full-backs coach in support of head coach Shane Manning and forwards coach Sam Crooks and Levan Stapleton have been promoted to assistant coach.

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“Ross has been playing scrum-half at the club for around 3 years and has experience at national level, while also playing for the senior East Midlands side,” Manning said. play the role full-time while continuing to act.

“Levan also has experience of playing national level rugby whilst at Cambridge RUFC. It’s really good to be able to give an opportunity to guys already at the club and it adds to the overall depth of the team. club training.”

Peterborough RUFC offers many new sponsorship opportunities. The club is run by volunteers and has over 700 members. Sponsorship from local businesses is therefore vital to the club and anyone interested in getting involved need only contact the club.

Anyone interested in joining the club as a player, however, can contact Manning on [email protected]

Charles P. Patton