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South London Storm will this weekend kick off their pre season games with an away match against the newly promoted Kent Ravens. Storm who have only played the Carnegie Challenge Cup first round tie to Thornhill play their first pre season match of the year this weekend against Kent Ravens who have this year been promoted to the RLC Premier South division which South London Storm play in. This will be an all club game meaning that both first and second team players will play throughout the match to try and get themselves into the coaches minds for the squads. Storm will be handing debuts to a double figure amount of players which shows outstanding growth for the year and the confidence is high in the club as they search to defend both titles won last year (RLC Premier National and LARL divisions). "Kent have played a few matches this pre-season already which we have not done as we have aimed to train more as a squad and make sure we are fitter and stronger than last year." Commented coaching director Andy Gilvary."This will now be a good test for us against a team that is more match fit and looking to make their mark ahead of their season in the higher division."
"We will show them a huge amount of respect as they deserve and we know it will be a tough run out." Dave Wilson Storm's first team coach said. "Our aim is to try out some new combinations and some of the new players before the first league game of the season against West London on April 14th. We have high hopes for the season and this game is vital to those no matter the score we have to be playing in patterns and getting the basics right." Storm will be playing at the Kent Ravens kicking off at 2.30pm on Saturday 31st March at Acacia Hall, Dartford High street.