Bury will open their doors for a promotion party tomorrow, but head coach Gavin Hogg has urged his players to not let Luton ruin the day.
With 24 wins from 24 London One North fixtures, Bury have clinched the championship and are just two wins shy of the perfect campaign.
Thanks to a voucher inside today’s Free Press on Page XXX, supporters can cheer on their heroes for free in their final match on home soil this season and watch the presentation of the title trophy after the clash with Luton, which kicks off at 3pm.
“Luton are probably the best opposition we’ve faced and the side who have come closest to turning us over,” said Hogg, who only has injury concerns with Jamie Cooke (back) and Jono Farmer (ankle). “Their motivation is to be the side that turns over Bury and ruins a promotion party — it’s certainly a game we’ve had in our minds that is going to be a big test.”
Bury have now scored 1,000 more points than they have conceded after defeating Beaconsfield 108-5 on Saturday.
The club will welcome Bob Reeves, the president of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) from next season, and Andrew Sarek, RFU council member for the region, as guests of honour.
Bury will hand over kit for Sarek to help continue developing rugby in Africa, while Reeves will present the league trophy after the match and an RFU award for youth coaching before it.