OXFORD Harlequins are lifted by the return of top try-scorer Fotu Latu for their derby clash at home to Banbury.

The No 8, who has crossed 11 times in South West 1 East this season, is back after serving a two-game ban following a red card against Swindon last month.

Quins, who boast a 100 per cent record at Marston Ferry Road, also hand a start to prop Callum Cashman as they bid to make it ten home wins in a row.

But promotion-chasing Banbury, who are a point behind second-placed Chippenham, have not lost since November and will put that record under threat.

In-form Witney name an unchanged squad as they target a seventh straight win in all competitions when they travel to struggling Swindon.

Relegation-threatened Grove face a seemingly must-win clash at second-bottom Marlow.

Craig Burrows’s side are two points adrift of safety and a place above the Buckinghamshire club.

Bottom side Bicester visit leaders Old Patesians.

In National League 2 South, second-placed Chinnor travel to Old Redcliffians.

Matt Williams’s side will look to build on last week’s bonus-point win over Broadstreet, which kept them 15 points clear of the chasing Taunton Titans and Redingensians for the division’s sole play-off spot.

Henley Hawks make the four-and-a-half hour trip to Redruth.

Joe Morris, Max Berry, George Jackson and Will Janes all start.


Henley Hawks (v Redruth, away): Robinson, Portland, Janes, Awcock, Andre, Butler, Jackson, Primett, Wunder, Morris, Clements, Hyde, Berry, Haynes, Lowe.

Witney (v Swindon, away): Lambourne, Morgan, Clarke, Boshell, Gaffney, Birks, G Campbell, Burke, Harris, Wakemen, Webb, Mortimer, C Campbell, Anderson, Bayliss. Reps: Lamb, Fuller, Clothier.

Oxford Harlequins (v Banbury, home): Craig, Crowe, Nutt, Stacey, Yeates, Wiggins, O’Brian, Marshall, Davies, Cashman, Purchase, White, Todd, Ward, Latu. Reps: Farahani, Barnet, Ojo.

CHINNOR’S former junior chairman Alan Beveridge has died.

The ex-player and coach passed away suddenly earlier this week.

He leaves his wife Fiona and son Alex.