London Welsh Druids get their Middlesex Merit Table 1 season underway with a visit to Hackney. The team selection includes a number of new players who will be taking the field under the watch of coaches Paul Bessent and Roger 'Rocky' Hudson.
Hackney 2s spent the 2018/19 season in the newly formed MMT Premier Division but a tough campaign, with just the one win on the pitch, sees them take a place in MMT 1 this year. Their pre-season included a short trip further south down the River Lee to play Old Streetonians 2s, a match they lost 36-19.
Hackney's ground will be a familiar sight to London Welsh this season. Our Women's team visited in mid-August for a pre-season friendly and the 1st XV go there on 16th November for a league fixture.