On Sunday 1st April KL Saracens Academy and KL Saracens Storm met for the first time in their last game of the regular KRS Diamond 2 season for 2018, with play-off spots up for grabs for both teams. As had been the case for the whole of the season, it was a game of contrasting styles, the Academy team cutting fast and loose with Storm preferring a tighter and more structured approach. For Storm it was to be a game of dominant forward play and missed opportunities, held up over the line three times by a scrambling Academy defence. For Academy it was another case of never-say-die which has typified their season, a late score securing a 19-17 win that could so very easily have gone the way of the Storm team. The result sees Academy finish in 2nd place at the end of the regular season with a semi-final fixture to come against Rhinoz, with Storm unfortunately finishing just outside of the play-off slots in 5th place.
Next week sees the 1st XV play their final fixture of the regular season against SMSOB, however barring a mathematical miracle, 2nd place in KRS Diamond 1 should be theirs with a play-off semi-final against either STAROBA or COBRA to follow.