Havant eye win on road… United Services raring to go

Scott Morris on the charge for Havant against Hove. Picture: Keith Woodland
Scott Morris on the charge for Havant against Hove. Picture: Keith Woodland
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Havant are looking to get moving up the table as they visit Cobham in London one south.

The hosts enjoyed opening their new artificial grass facilities with an excellent win against Hove.

Will Knight is keen to see his side continue their climb with another win on Saturday.

They had suffered at the start of the season but things are improving.

The Havant head coach said: ‘It is important we try to get back-to-back wins in the league.

‘We will go to Cobham with every intention of getting a win.’

Knight is forced to make a number of enforced changes due to injury and unavailability.

In the forwards Dan Porter and Will Owen replace Harrison Young and Joe Davis.

Scott Morris returns in the centre and Ben Brierley is back on the wing.

United Services Portsmouth know a win at Andover could see them back into the top three in London three south-west.

Player-coach Rich Neil insists his team are eager to get back into action.

He said: ‘We are ready to go after a week off.

‘The four games before Christmas will have a big impact on how we do.

‘We know we will have to be on the ball for this one.

‘It was a good win against Old Tiffinians who pushed us hard.

‘At the start we were not quite at the races but we got there in the end.'

Following a week’s rest Locks Heath Pumas travel to Southampton for a Hampshire one derby. 

Pumas director of rugby Al Palmer said: ‘We are in good shape with a lot of players to choose from.’

The pack is unchanged with Julian Beard continuing to impress in the second row.

Sam Floyd and James Campbell are retained in the back-row.

In the three-quarters Jonno Englebrecht comes in on the wing.

Liam Moggeridge returns in the centre after a two-week break.

Will Quigley makes the bench after doing well in the second team.

In Hampshire two Southsea Nomads travel to Aldershot & Fleet.