MATT Williams insists the pressure is all on leaders Cinderford when his Chinnor side travel to Gloucestershire tomorrow, writes JACK JOHNSON.

The Thame-based club sit third in National League 2 South after five games, two points behind this weekend’s opponents.

Director of rugby Williams has played down the fixture and believes Chinnor head to Cinderford, who have a 100 per cent record, as underdogs.

He said: “Seasons are not won and lost in October.

“At this point last year, it was the unbeaten battle between Old Elthamians and us at our place.

“We won comfortably, but they won promotion and we didn’t.

“That said, I think the pressure is on Cinderford, because they’ve been winning well and they’re at home.”

“So we shall go there, play our rugby, and the result will take care of itself.”

Chinnor make eight changes, four positional.

Tight-head prop Tom Price and No 8 Willie Ryan return, while Jack Ramshaw moves to the second row. Will Bordill switches to open-side and Ben Manning to blind-side.

Orisi Nawaqaliva starts at inside centre, Alex Dancer goes to the outside, while captain Danny Barnes will operate from the right wing.

Henley Hawks eye back-to-back victories, when they visit bottom side Old Redcliffians.

Head coach Pete Davies is forced into five changes from the team which comfortably beat Broadstreet.

David Hyde returns, but will start at blind-side rather than his preferred position at lock, and second-row Michal Kruzycki steps up.

In the backs, Connor Murphy and Simon Perry return with winger Sam Portland.

In South West 1 East, Witney make three changes for the visit of Salisbury as Ben Fisk, Gareth Campbell and Ryan Harris return.

Skipper Alan Purchase returns to the Oxford Harlequins second row for their trip to Stratford-upon-Avon. Matt White switches to No 8.

Guy Fairburn returns to scrum half, with Huw Dimond moving to fly half. Jack Crowe comes into the centre.

Unbeaten Banbury host Old Centralians, Bicester take on Marlow, while Grove travel to Chippenham.


Chinnor (v Cinderford, away): Goss, Barnes, Dancer, Nawaqaliva, Chesters, Bentley, Goodfellow, Price, Lawrence, Gilding, Ramshaw, Green, Manning, Bordill, Ryan. Reps: Bingham, Mason, Oliver, Lamont, TBC.

Henley Hawks (v Old Redcliffians, away): O’Neill, Andre, Janes, Perry, Portland, Butler, Murphy, Cook, Emery, Manning, Albon, Kruzycki, Hyde, Bell, Lowe. Reps: from Primett, Stock, Clements, White or Tibbatts, Jackson.

Witney (v Salisbury, home): Lambourne, B Fisk, Boshell, Godfrey, Morgan, Birks, G Campbell, Pilkington, Harris, Burke, Mortimer, Webb, Coe, Allen, C Campbell. Reps: Lewis, Fuller, A Fisk.

Oxford Harlequins (v Stratford-upon-Avon, away): Stacey, Yeats, Crowe,Wiggins, Nutt, Dimond, Fairburn, Barlow, Farahani, Davies, Ojo, Purchase, Taylor, Todd, White. Reps: de Lange, Boyle, K de Lange.

Wheatley (v Didcot home): from Chadbone, Mitchell, Gabbidon, Rees, Atkinson, Banton, Gibb, Butler, Petterson, Neal, Taylor, Laman, Hobdell, Mpanza, Hillson, Rule, Hook, Downer, Taylor.