OXFORD Quins want potential new recruits to join their all-new Women’s 2nd XV.

The club is hosting an Inner Warrior event this Sunday (12pm) at Horspath Sports Ground, with girls aged 11 upwards and women who are 18 or over invited to play rugby for the first time or dust off their boots.

It is less than two years since Quins introduced a women’s first XV, who host Devizes in NC1 that afternoon (2pm).

Women’s head coach Pat Metcalfe-Jones said: “I’m incredibly excited at the notion that we are developing a Women’s 2nd XV after the huge success of the Women’s 1st XV this season.

“We want to give all players an opportunity to play, whatever their previous rugby experience.

"Our upcoming Inner warrior event will be a great event for those who are new at rugby to come and give it a go.”

Director of rugby Stuart Wells says: “The Women’s section at Oxford Quins is thriving, and its great to see the addition of a development squad for new players, and those returning to the game.

"If more sport is your New Year’s Resolution, this is for you. Come and give rugby a try at Oxford Quins.”

Henley Hawks picked up where they left off as they started the year with a thrilling 29-27 win over Hinckley.

In their first game since the 17-17 draw at Barnes before Christmas, Luke Allen’s side survived a late comeback from the visitors to go fourth in National 2 South.

Brad Cook got Henley up and running with an early try, Cail Cookland converting, before Hinckley replied with a penalty.

Will Crow crossed after the Oxfordshire side stole a lineout, Cookland adding the extras.

Another Hinckley penalty was followed by a Reuben Norville try, the winger running in from halfway to make it 19-6 at the break.

Henley were awarded a penalty try after the restart, but their opponents responded with two converted tries either side of a Cookland penalty.

Hinckley scored on the breakaway to make it 29-27 and set up a grand finale, but they could not convert a late penalty to claim the spoils.

Banbury Bulls edged out Bracknell 25-23 in their

top-of-the-table clash, while Oxford Quins maintained the pressure on the South West 1 East leaders with a crushing 108-5 derby thrashing of visitors Grove.

The north Oxfordshire side are four points clear at the summit.

Witney were beaten 22-15 by visitors Beaconsfield.

In Southern Counties North, Bicester lost 14-3 at Milton Keynes and Wallingford went down 24-0 at Reading.