I’LL start by congratulating Redingensians Rams on another excellent National Two South win, crushing Barnstaple 33-10 at Old Bath Road.

It’s bombed them up to fourth in the table after an unbeaten October, knocking up 160 points and conceding just 79.

If Rams keep going like that then promotion must surely beckon. This Saturday they are away to bottom side Wimbledon who are yet to win in nine outings. They ought to win quite comfortably, though these kind of games can sometimes prove tricky.

Reading Abbey also won last weekend, easily dispatching High Wycombe 32-19 at home.

Led by skipper, Will Bevan, it was their third Southern Counties North victory in a row leaving them fourth in the table and in a positive mood to face my boys Reading in one of the derby clashes of the season at Holme Park this Saturday.

Unfortunately for Reading, it comes on the back of a poor 38-22 loss at Wallingford, who capitalised on a litany of mistakes and misplaced passes.

It was certainly a tough day for our Head Coach Ben Wills, who came on to play with good effect in the second half.

He and his staff now have plenty of work to do on the training ground before the Abbey clash. It would be great to see you all down at Holme Park.

Elsewhere, London Irish came off second best at Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens. Exiles trailed just 13-6 at the break before losing 44-13.

Bath lost 22-21 in the last few minutes against local rivals Gloucester at The Rec, while Leinster put in a massive performance at Ulster in their Guinness Pro14 match to win 25-10. It was Ulster’s first home defeat in almost a year and was particularly sickening for Ulster back-rower Rory Best on his 200th appearance.

Throughout November we’ve got the Autumn International Series to look forward to and most of us will be glued to the telly or heading up to Twickenham.

Eddie Jones’ England take on Argentina (Nov 11), Australia (Nov 18) and then Samoa (Nov 25).

And, of course, this Saturday (Nov 4) the Barbarians square-up to the All Blacks at Twickenham in what should be a cracker.