RUGBY: Matt Wagstaff says Southend Saxons will not ease off this weekend - despite having been crowned Regional Two Anglia champions.

Southend made sure of the title with a 33-19 win against Brentwood on Saturday.

But Wagstaff is certain Southend will still be determined to triumph at Stowmarket tomorrow.

“We have an unbeaten record to protect,” said Wagstaff.

“We have two league games to go and there is a cup competition we want to go far in as well.

“Every player wants to be involved in these last couple of games and the cup games, so individually each of us want to perform to a high level.

“As a team, winning makes everything more enjoyable, and ultimately that’s what has got us to this point.

“We want to enjoy every game and do everything we can to win “No one turns up to try and lose either so that’s enough motivation.”

Southend have now won 19 matches in succession.

And their latest success meant they can now not be caught by second placed Eton Manor, much to the delight of Wagstaff.

“Once we realised we had won the league, the 30 minutes of celebrations as a squad, with both players and staff was something I won’t forget,” said Wagstaff.

“It capped off a great day for the club with it being ladies day.

“The second half performance was clinical and it was good enough to get the job done.”

In contrast to Southend, Stowmarket are fighting for points at the foot of the table.

The Suffolk side sit third from bottom in the standings.

And Wagstaff expects them to be fired up this weekend.

“Stowmarket have a lot to play for and with it being their last home game I am sure they’ll want to put on a show,” said Wagstaff.

“This makes for an exciting afternoon where hopefully we can play at a high pace to counter that.

“Our defence the last five or six weeks has been outstanding so we want to give a complete performance.

“On Saturday we will have to stay honest because each team has their strengths in this league but we will be trying to add in new ideas from the training field to up our performance.”

In Regional One South East this weekend, bottom of the table Westcliff host second placed Sudbury while second from bottom Rochford Hundred are at home to sixth placed Oundle.