NEIL Hunter is urging Grove not to rest on their laurels as they bid for a third straight win in South West 1 East tomorrow.

The south Oxfordshire outfit welcome Chippenham to Cane Lane, hoping to build on last week’s victory over local rivals Banbury.

After taking 11 points from their first three games, head coach Hunter wants further improvement.

He said: “I would have bitten their hand off if someone had offered me that at the start of the season.

“But it is only three games and hopefully we can improve and play better this week.”

Oxford Harlequins look to record their first win when they host Reading Abbey.

Ollie Barlow switches to tight-head, Pete Boulton moves to lock and flanker Dion Taylor makes his debut.

In the backs, Huw Dimond comes in at fly half and scrum half Jack Avery returns.

Witney travel to Reading looking for a fourth straight win, while Banbury visit Maidenhead.

Chinnor bid to keep up their 100 per cent record when they host Barnstaple in National League 2 South.

Director of rugby Matt Williams has continued with his rotation policy in the props as Tom Price replaces Ricky Cano at loose-head.

Scrum half Frank Jones and player-coach Junior Fatialofa are handed their first starts of the season, while Danny Barnes moves to the wing.

Williams said: “Winning breeds a mentality and with the alterations I have made I am expecting it to make no difference.”

Henley bid to move away from the bottom of the table as they welcome winless Exmouth to Dry Leas.

Winger Xavier Andre and centre Tom Gardner return, while there is one change in the pack with Idwal Davies coming into the back row.

George Primett is named as a replacement, stepping up from Hawks’ 2nd XV.


Chinnor (v Barnstaple, home): Goss, Barnes, Armitage, Fatialofa, Lamont, Hopkin, Jones, Price, Phipps, Tyack, Hannay, Osazuwa, Thorpe, Messum, Burns. Reps: M Darlington, Cano, Townsend, Miller, Goodfellow.

Henley (v Exmouth, home): Comben, Andre, Gardner, O’Neill, Perry, Butler, Jackson, Cook, Emery, Montout-Alexis, Clements, Hyde, Davies, Hall, Albon. Reps: Philpott, Primett, Davey, Lane, Flynn.

Oxford Harlequins (v Reading Abbey, home): Van Dijk, Campbell, Crowe, Jenner, Fairburn, Dimond, Avery, Edney, Davies, Barlow, Boulton, Purchase, Taylor, Ward, Alston. Reps: O’Brian, Ojo.

Banbury (v Maidenhead, away): Joe Mills, Titchener, Manley, Briggs, Daniels, Stoop, Deegan, Isham, O'Dwyer, Chilvers, Brock, Burge, Jacob Mills, Anderson, C Phillips. Reps: Key, Harden, Gandy.