OXFORD Quins are taking nothing for granted as they aim to clinch the South West 1 East title on the final day of the season.

The league leaders know a win over seventh-placed Chippenham at Horspath Sports Ground on Saturday (3pm) guarantees them top spot, but they cannot afford to slip up.

Banbury Bulls are lurking just three points behind their rivals and could still end the season at the summit if they win at Witney, who are fifth.

Quins overcame a five-point deduction carried over from last year to nose ahead of the north Oxfordshire side with a 25-10 win at Horspath last month.

Both teams are guaranteed promotion, along with Bracknell in third, but Quins director of rugby Stu Wells admits the achievement would be clouded if they cannot seal the title.

“The players have created a really good culture, we still believed we could win the title even with the points deduction,” he said.

“Going into this final weekend Banbury can still win it, so credit to them as well.

“If we’re being honest it would feel pretty hollow to get promoted without winning the title, so we’ve definitely got our eyes on the prize.”

Quins have won 24 of their 25 games under head coach Pete Davies and Wells has noticed the former Henley Hawks chief’s impact.

He said: “It’s his first full season at Quins and he’s been amazing.

“He’s motivated and inspired, he’s been a bundle of energy every single week.

“I couldn’t be more proud of what an amazing head coach he has been.

“(Forwards coach) John Vermont coming in from Wasps has been a tremendous influence.

“Joe Winpenny has been pivotal in the (Oxford) Brookes-Quins partnership, which has benefitted us massively.”

Tenth-placed Grove go to Newbury Blues in their final game.

In National League 1, Chinnor are looking to sign off in style at Kingsey Road.

The Thame-based club host local rivals Rams tomorrow night (7.45pm) in their final home fixture of the season.

The visitors are only one position ahead of seventh-placed Chinnor, although they hold an 18-point advantage.

Henley Hawks also play their final home game of the season, with Barnes the visitors to Dry Leas.

Luke Allen’s side are sixth in National 2 South although the eight-point gap to fifth-placed Leicester Lions could be too big to chase down.