Huddersfield RUFC will be hoping to get their first win on Saturday when they take on Blaydon in National League 2 North. 

The Field lost their first game of the campaign at home to Bournville 19-24 last weekend. However head coach Gareth Lewis is hoping they can get their first victory of the season this weekend. 

Both clubs have one point despite tasting defeats in their first games of the season. Blaydon went down 23-27 to Loughborough Students. 

The way in which the points system works in Rugby Union at Huddersfield’s level is as follows: 4 points are awarded for a win and 2 points are awarded for a draw. There are no points for a defeat but 1 losing (bonus) point is awarded to a team that loses a match by 7 points or fewer.

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Reflecting on last weekend’s defeat and then looking ahead to this weekend against Blaydon, Lewis said: “We of course wanted to win our first game especially with it being at home. However we have had a disrupted pre-season due to it taking longer to put a squad together with Covid-19 hitting the club hard financially. 

“Although the performance on Saturday wasn’t perfect it was OK. We would love to go to Blaydon and win this coming weekend. 

“It will be a tough game because they are a good team. They have played at a higher level than this in the past and are an established club who like to play expansive rugby.”