A small but determined squad went to Kilburn for the final warm up game of the pre-season. Kilburn were excellent hosts and remarked on the difference in attitude between now and last season noticing how the players were ‘tight knit’ this year. In the game, Kilburn took the honours 6 tries to 1 and were able to make more interchanges with a bigger squad on the day. However Basildon never stopped competing and put on a good show according to supporters from both sides. After the game the socialising continued with both sides enjoying the ‘crack’. As a celebration of rugby and a chance to try new things out, we look forward to doing the same again next year!