Bourne prepare for a battle royale in the Vase

Harley Giullari will be an important factor at scrum half for Bourne when they face Queens in the quarter finals of the Midlands Junior Vase at Milking Nook Drove on Saturday.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Harley Giullari will be an important factor at scrum half for Bourne when they face Queens in the quarter finals of the Midlands Junior Vase at Milking Nook Drove on Saturday. Photo by Tim Wilson.
  • Midlands Junior Vase quarter-final: Bourne v Queens (Saturday, 2pm)
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Arguably the biggest game played at Bourne’s Milking Nook Drove ground since Division Two rugby was a regular fixture in the early 1990s takes place on Saturday.

Bourne face Queens in the quarter-finals of the Midlands Junior Vase with the chance for their first victory since the surprise win at Midlands Four East (North) side Mellish on January 2.

It’ll be a very tough game for us because Queens have come down from Midlands Three East (South)

Bourne joint coach John Forbes

Bedford-based Queens will be firm favourites to progress based on their third position in Midlands Four East (South) and a 53-10 demolition at home on December 5.

Bourne joint coach John Forbes said: “It’ll be a very tough game for us because Queens have come down from Midlands Three East (South).

“Training together before the game will be key for us as we need to be a bit more clinical with our kicking and more organised as a defensive line.”