Buxton player in Counties debut

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Buxton RUFC openside Josh Degroot was selected in the starting line-up for Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire in the County Championship Shield game at Stafford Rugby Football Club against Staffordshire.

Degroot was picked out of his normal position at second row to give some additional mobility to the side on the day and despite it being his debut he stood out among the more experienced senior players with a workman-like display.

Staffordshire edged the NLD side 31–12 in a fast-flowing, keenly-contested match. NLD now play at Mansfield on the Saturday (3pm start) against Cumbria, victors over Staffordshire last week.