Chinnor coach Jason Bowers has retained just three of last week’s starting XV for tomorrow’s EDF Energy National Trophy second-round clash at home to Macclesfield.

Bowers has taken the chance to rest many of his senior players, but is confident Chinnor still have have the strength to compete.

Only Alex Wallace, Trevor Powell and James Serrano keep their places, while Australian flanker Angus Neilson returns from a six-week ban.

“It is about giving the squad a game,” said Bowers, who opted for similar tactics in Chinnor’s first-round victory over Lydney.

“It is a good opportunity to give players a rest and try people in different positions as well.

“We had Macclesfield watched last week. They have got a well-organised pack and a ten, who likes to kick quite a bit.

“They are fourth in National 3 North for a good reason, although I’m not sure what side they will put out.

“We are certainly confident with our side as our squad is pretty strong.

“We are looking forward to giving Macclesfield an enjoyable, but frustrating day at Chinnor.”

Chinnor field an entirely new pack, while wing Harry Hillier makes his debut.

Oxford Harlequins visit Basingstoke of London 2 tomorrow.

Meanwhile the Leadbitter Oxford Academy Under 20s host Oxford Brookes University tonight.

Quins coach John Brodley said: “Over the two games, I’m going to have a look at everyone we’ve got.

“I’ve given starts to people I have not seen that much of yet like Kenny Sewell and Ed Davies.

“The whole squad will come into play over the season.

“Having said that, we are still very much focused on beating Basingstoke.”

Flanker Ali Widdop and centre Will Clarke also start for Quins, while Anthony Cope and Matt Young, who are carrying knocks, are on the bench.

James Aymer, who suffered a head injury on his Quins debut last week, would have played for Brookes in tonight’s match.

Henley Hawks’ home clash with Herftford kicks off at 4pm, so that supporters can watch England versus South Africa beforehand.

Wing Jack Shaylor returns after injury, while David Birtwhistle has signed on loan from Newbury.

Hooker Simon Tattersall should also be back, but centre/wing Angelo Flammia and lock Steve Green are unavailable.

Fly half Tommy Turner and centre Neil Baggett have been selected for the Steele-Bodger’s XV to play Cambridge University.

Hertford reached round two after being given a walkover by Eton Manor.

Wallingford face the toughest test yet of their three-year unbeaten home record when they host Hartpury College in round two of the EDF Energy Intermediate Cup.

Harpury have won the British universities championship for the last two years, and their league side has a 100 per cent record in Western Counties North.

Their top-level traing facilities are used by Premiership giants Gloucester, with whom they have a joint academy.

Wallingford coach Chris Norrington said: “We are hoping for an upset.

“We are just concentrating on ourselves. If we put it together on the day we’ll be thereabouts.”

Derek Viljoen returns at scrum half, while Pete Holton continues at open-side flanker where he moved to during last week’s defeat at Salisbury.

“We are struggling for back-row players at the moment,” added Norrington.

Henley Wanderers host Reading.

Oxford Harlequins (v Basingstoke, away, meet 11.45am): Sevier, Campbell, Clarke, Lombard, Spottiswoode, Forth, Sewell, Chadbone (capt), Needham, Ferreira, Smart, McDowell, Widdop, Davies, Nicholl. Reps: Boulton, DeLange, Cope, Noyce, Young, Watson.

Chinnor (v Macclesfield, home):Robisnon, Hillier, Serrano, Powell, Burns, Wallace, T Sutton, Stock, Cawston, Baker, Fenwick, Devine, Rixon, Neilson, Hastings. Reps: Eckert, Stennings, Millburn, Jones, M Williams, Jarvis, Shiel/Prescott.

Henley Hawks (v Hertford, home): from Smith, Shaylor, Birtwhistle, Baggett, Wells, Simmons, Fulton, Davies, Turner, Gaunt, Fuller, Milford-Scott, Tattersall, Matthews, Hoosen-Owen, Nixon, Clements, Payne (capt), Williams, Dupee, Hennings.

Wallingford (v Hartpury College, home): Venners, Sayce, Collett, Bird, R Turner, Pooler, Viljoen, Blaszko (capt), Hill, Keable, M Turner, Lewis, D Jenkins, Holton, Jeffrey. Reps: Brettel, Risk, White, Payne.

Leadbitter Oxford Academy Under 20 (v Oxford Brookes University): Williams, Norvill, Burrell, Derrick, Da Silva, Fairburn, Jones, Edney, Painton, Barlow, Allen, Carrington, Nicholl, Biggs, Reece. Reps: Mundy, Walker, Sandy, Woods, Henstrige, Todd, Sharples, James, Imondi, Stevenson, Harris.

Oxford Harlequins 4th (v Gosford All Blacks 2nd, away, meet 1pm).