AS the domestic rugby season comes to an end, there is just one fixture this week.
The final league game of the Shimmin Wilson Manx Trophy between Vagabonds B and Southern Nomads will decide who meets the latter in next week’s final at Ballafletcher.
A win for Nomads will see them play Douglas B, while if Vagabonds draw or better they will face Nomads in a rematch next Saturday.
Nomads’ fixture list has been something of a disaster since early March. Their opponents have pulled out, had a rearranged league match or the weather has been against them. Last week’s outing against an Isle of Man Barbarians side was their first proper trot since Easter and much needed.
Vagas have run Nomads close on two separate occasions this season. The opening game of the campaign finished in a 10-10 draw and the return Shield leg was almost as close with Vagas just edged out 17-10 at Ballafletcher.
I fancy Nomads may just be the sharper this time out and I suspect we’ll see them play Douglas in the final.
Kick-off at Ballafletcher is 2.15pm.