EVERYTHING about Nottingham's clash with Bedford at
Meadow Lane Stadium on Sunday (January 27 - 2.45pm kick-off) points
towards an epic encounter.
DASHING: Rhys Crane
running in a try against Bedford earlier this season. PIC: Alison
Only points difference separates the second place Green and
Whites and the Blues in third on the RFU Championship ladder.
Both outfits are regarded among the most exciting attacking
units in the competition and only a last-gasp converted try
earned Bedford victory the first time they met this
A high-scoring affair is in prospect as both sides' average
nearly four tries per game in league rugby, while six of the last
seven meetings have yielded an aggregate of 50 points or more per
And there is much, much more to this battle...
By The Numbers: Nottingham Rugby V
NOTTINGHAM'S INDIVIDUAL RECORDS
Statistics in a
Tries 4 ArthurDerry(a)14 Feb 1925,
Neil Back (h)18 Mar 1989, Gary Hartley (h)18 Nov 1989
Conversions 6 Simon Hodgkinson (a)21
Sep 1985, Andy Sutton (h)18 Mar 1989, Simon Hodgkinson (h)18 Nov
Penalties 6 Simon Hodgkinson (a)17
Drop Goals 1 Sandy Neilson (h)30 Nov
1907, Calvin Round (a)09 Sep 1950, Harley Atherton (a)20 Sep 1958,
John Mawby (a)16 Sep 1972, Greg Colbourne (h)16 Sep 1978, Ben
Thompson (a) 27 Dec 2004, James Arlidge (a) 22 Sep 2012
Points 20 Simon Hodgkinson
(a)21 Sep 1985
Appearances 14 Richard Byrom, Craig
Hammond, David Jackson
Peter Cook, Simon Hodgkinson
Pearce, Andrew Warner
Derry, Steve Holdstock, David Jackson
Back, Matt Greenwood, Luke Sherriff
LAST 10 GAMES
2007/08 Lge-L2 29 Dec 07 (W) a
27-26 Alex Dodge (t), Andrew Savage (t), Luke Sherriff (t), Matt
Smith (t), Tim Usasz (t), Ben Thompson (c).
2008/09 Lge-L2 26 Oct 08 (W) h 15- 7
Joe Duffey (t), David Jackson (t, c, p).
2008/09 Lge-L2 21 Feb 09 (L) a
16-23 David Jackson (t), Dan Montagu (t), Tim Taylor (2p).
2009/10 Lge-L2 25 Oct 09 (W) h 30-29
Phil Eggleshaw (t), Luke Sherriff (t), Tim Streather (t), Tim
Taylor (t), Greig Tonks (2c, 2p).
2009/10 Lge-L2 16 Jan 10 (L) a
19-51 Ben Johnston (t, c), Ben Pienaar (t), Tom Youngs (t),
Tim Taylor (c).
2010/11 Lge-L2 24 Oct 10 (L) h
13-24 Alex Shaw (t), James Arlidge (c, 2p).
2010/11 Lge-L2 29 Jan 11 (L) a
19-47 Andrew Savage (t), Cesar Sempere (t), Tom Youngs (t),
James Arlidge (2c).
2011/12 Lge-L2 04 Sep 11 (L) h
26-28 Mike Holford (2t), David Jackson (t), Kieran Hallett (c,
2011/12 Lge-L2 25 Feb 12 (L) a
26-40 David Jackson (2t), Andrew Forsyth (t), Alex Lewington
(t), Kieran Hallett (3c).
2012/13 Lge-L2 22 Sep 12(L) a
25-27 Rhys Crane (t), Nic Rouse (t), Brent Wilson (t), James
Arlidge (2c, p, dg).