GROVE kickstart their South West 1 East campaign with a home encounter against Swindon this Saturday.

The south Oxfordshire club, in their second season under Neil Hunter as director of rugby, will hope to build on last year’s 11th-placed finish.

Despite a strong start to the last campaign, winning four of their first five games, inconsistency and availability hampered their hopes.

Grove will welcome Swindon to Cane Lane looking to avenge two defeats at the hands of the Berkshire club in 2016/17, including a 24-21 loss in April.

Wallingford begin their Southern Counties North campaign on Saturday, September 9, when they travel to Aylesbury.

Didcot also kick off in the BB&O Premier this weekend, while Abingdon start on September 16.