RUGBY UNION: Chadbone asks Quins for more of the same

Oxford Mail: Steve Chadbone Steve Chadbone

OXFORD Harlequins name an unchanged team for their top-of-the-table clash at Windsor.

Quins are 17 points clear at the top of South West 1 East after last week’s thumping 73-5 win at Reading.

Head of rugby Steve Chadbone knows that victory will give his side’s title ambitions a huge boost, but is aware the bad weather may scupper their hopes.

“It was probably the most complete performance of the season,” said Chadbone.

“It was a pleasure to watch the boys play like that and hopefully we can take it on from there.”

Oxford Harlequins (v Windsor, away): Hilton, Goggin, Lee, Fisilau, Robinson, Norris, Jones, Marshall, Selby, Boulton, Purchase, Brown (capt), Battson, Tupou, Achilles. Reps: Si Chadbone, Tickle, Edney.

Grove are looking to pull away from the danger zone when they travel to Oxfordshire rivals Witney.

Team manager Phil Rennie said: “We’re at that stage where it’s all about points and securing ourselves in the league.”

Hooker Adam Copperwheat captains Witney as Jez Hicks is injured, while Charlie Bennett returns at lock and Phil Thomas at full back.

Witney (v Grove, home): Thomas, Monks, Clarke, H Lamb, Beasley, Landray, G Campbell, Richens, A Copperwheat (capt), Burke, Bennett, Mortimer, C Campbell, Catherall, Rowles. Reps: Richardson, Muller, Coleman.

Grove (v Witney, away): Lewis, Carr, G Nicholl, Clipsham, N Sevier, Johnson, R Sevier, Eckert (capt), Dixey, Wiltshire, Miles, Haire, Peel, Law, Gratwohl. Reps: Wallbridge, Bant, Wilkinson.

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