OXFORD Cavaliers have begun the defence of their West of England League title with three straight victories.

Cavaliers, who are linked to new club Oxford Rugby League, top the table with a 100 per cent record.

Victories over Cheltenham Old Patesians (25-24), Bristol Sonics (33-22) and Swindon St George (54-14) see them well-placed ahead of Saturday’s trip to Gloucestershire Warriors.