FOR most local clubs it’s an Easter weekend off.

`My boys’ Reading Rhinos, the Vets are charging off - well ambling off – on a tour to Athens in April where, no doubt, they will cement Anglo/Greek relations in their own inimitable style, plus add a bit of money to help the Greek economy.

As for last weekend’s league results, it proved a very successful one with all local clubs winning their games.

Redingensians Rams, currently third in National Two South, crunched visiting Taunton Titans 31-15 at the Old Bath Road ground.

They can certainly enjoy a weekend off before a run of four games in April to complete the season with the visit of Henley Hawks to round it all off on April 28.

They have had a very good season and are just out of reach for a play-off positions unless something goes very badly wrong for second-placed Chinnor in the next four games.

We cross our fingers, but I’m sure they are satisfied with what they have achieved this season.

However, it was Reading who arguably produced the result of the day with a stunning 24-17 win at Southern Counties North leaders Buckingham.

There were some outstanding performances from Reading’s backs and forwards from the first minute to the last.

So it was no surprise to hear head coach Ben Wills declare it as the best performance he has witnessed under his leadership.

If eighth-placed Reading can continue to play to that level they are certain to continue to move up the table and put pressure on rivals Reading Abbey, who are one place above with five more points.

Mind you that was quite a win too for Reading Abbey at Rose Hill after they saw off lowly visitors Stow-on-the-Wold 35-13.

With skipper Will Bevan scoring a hat trick of tries, it was a good victory for Abbey.

Having withstood early pressure, they played with increasing confidence and evident enjoyment.

Some of the tries were vintage Abbey and there was much to admire throughout the effort of the whole team.

At least both Reading and Reading Abbey are assured of SCN rugby again next season! 

Finally, a Happy Easter to everyone and see you on the touchline soon.