Jonker wants Boston Rugby Club to hold on to 100% record at Ashfield

Willem Jonker.
Willem Jonker.

Boston Rugby Club coach Willem Jonker has warned his side not to take the threat of Ashfield lightly.

On Saturday, the Blue and Whites hit the road as they look to extend their lead at the top of the Midlands 4 East (North).

After overcoming Ashfield 23-15 at the Boardsides, Jonker (pictured) knows his charges are facing a side hungry to end their 100 per cent record.

“We beat Ashfield at home, but only just,” Jonker said.

“They were a very good side and we know that going there won’t be easy.

“They won’t do us any favours and it could be one of our toughest games before the end of the season.”

Boston’s last victory over Ashfield was a close affair, with the visitors not afraid to take the match to the hosts.

However, picking up three yellow cards - in a match where the Blue and Whites’ Billy Wilson was also sin-binned - played to Boston’s advantage.

Boston are currently four points clear at the top of the division, with a game in hand.

But Ashfield sit in fourth, having won eight of their 14 matches to date.

Saturday’s match against Tupton was postponed, meaning Boston haven’t played since their January 12 victory at title rivals Skegness.

Jonker says he has worked his players hard in training in a bid to keep them on top of their game during the recent cold snap.