Rainey set for Aviva Stadium showdown

FORCE... Rainey force their way forward during last Saturday's Ail clash with Sundays Well at Hatrick Park.mm44-373sr Picture : SIMON ROBINSON.
FORCE... Rainey force their way forward during last Saturday's Ail clash with Sundays Well at Hatrick Park.mm44-373sr Picture : SIMON ROBINSON.
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RAINEY OB continued their tremendous start to their All Ireland League campaign as they produced a ruthless performance at Hattrick Park last Saturday to see off the challenge of Sundays Well.

A stunning 36-9 victory over the Cork based outfit provided the Old Boys with a real confidence boost ahead of their trip to Dublin this weekend to face Wanderers FC.

Rainey ran in five tries against Sundays Well and scrum half Peter Sciascia was at the centre of everything that Rainey created. The scrum half bagged himself a try and created a number of trying scoring opportunities. Other try scorers for Rainey OB were Dawson, Clarke, Montgomery and skipper Simon Hawe. The dependable boot of Gavin Martin added several penalty kicks and conversions.

Rainey face a Wanderers FC side who have yet to register a victory after four games in the current AIL campaign. The tie takes place in the spectacular surroundings of the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Wanderers are one of the oldest rugby clubs in Ireland. Wanderers F.C. was one of the founding clubs of the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU). Since 1880, Wanderers have shared Lansdowne Road, now the Aviva Stadium with Lansdowne Football Club.

Prior to the Sundays Well fixture, coach Chris Campbell had been quick to praise his panel of players. Campbell firmly believes that Rainey have a perfect blend of youth and experience and despite stating that they were focusing on achieving a higher placed finish than what they achieved last season, Campbell must be impressed with the flying start the Magherafelt outfit have had to the season.

Rainey started the season with an impressive victory over Ards at Hattrick Park. They blitzed their County Down rivals in a 39-3 victory.

The Old Boys were unlucky not to leave Tipperary with a victory as they played out a 13-13 draw against Nenagh Ormond. The following week they produced arguably their best performance of the season with a stunning victory against NUIM Barnhall in Kildare as Rainey ran out 20-18 winners.

However, Campbell had stated that trips to Dublin are tiring but he will be hoping that his side can keep their current good form going and come away with another impressive victory.