BURY PREPARED FOR ‘DECIDER’

READY FOR BATTLE: Bury's hungry forward pack will be hunting the ball down tomorrow

READY FOR BATTLE: Bury's hungry forward pack will be hunting the ball down tomorrow

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Bury rugby coach Gavin Hogg has declared his players could not be more fired up for what is effectively the title decider at The Haberden.

While Bury have been sweeping all before them, Eton Manor have kept close on their tails, winning all but two games, and waiting for their chance tomorrow (2.30pm).

A victory over the leaders in Suffolk would leave them just one bonus-point win from removing Bury from the automatic promotion place, with the gap currently 10 points.

And big-game fever has gripped the home camp this week.

“On Tuesday night you could tell it is a one-off game that really matters — it was probably the best training session we have had,” revealed Hogg, who had his players in three times instead of two, including a Monday video session on Eton Manor from the last time they lost, to Bury in October.

Having no game on Saturday, Hogg took his side to watch a National League Three game at Hertford to give them a taste of their reward if they can keep their heads in the final six games.

But, with a full squad to pick from tomorrow, with Aaron Waters (shoulder) and Jamie Cook (back) now fit, Hogg is not getting carried away that promotion is guaranteed.

“It could be a massive swing and change the momentum if they (Eton Manor) win it,” he said. “But we certainly go into Saturday with every confidence and know we are good enough to beat any side.”

A special week for the club began on Tuesday evening when a Bury Wolverines (reserves) side, with some guest Eastern Counties players, beat an RAF outfit 31-8.

Troops from RAF Honington created a large crowd to support their team, who are gearing up for a Twickenham appearance in their inter-services tournment.