HENLEY Hawks will be looking to keep up their play-off challenge when they host struggling Birmingham & Solhull tomorrow.

The Dry Leas club sit just four points off second-placed Canterbury in National League 2 South with six matches remaining.

Head coach Luke Allen makes four enforced changes in the pack, but can name the same backs.

Brad Cook comes in at prop for George Primett while skipper Sam Lunnon moves from the back row into the second row in place of Jake Albon.

Marcus Lowe reverts to flanker and Alex Bradley returns to No 8.

Chinnor host Birmingham Moseley in National League 1 with director of rugby Matt Williams expecting a bruising encounter.

“Despite their position in the table, Birmingham are one of the better packs so it will be a physical battle that we will need to win up front,” he said.

Witney are entering the last-chance saloon in their bid to avoid relegation from South West 1 East.

With 15 points between them and nearest rivals Trowbridge – who they host tomorrow – the west Oxfordshire side know that nothing less than a victory will do.

Third-placed Banbury host bottom side Stratford-upon-Avon, while Oxford Harlequins travel to Marlborough.

Ralph Jones returns to scrum half with James Stacey coming in at centre.


Henley (v Birmingham & Solihull, home): O’Neill, Robinson, Andre, Barnes, Griffiths, Bolster, Webb, Cook, Emery, Manning, Hyde, Lunnon, Lowe, Hall, Bradley. Reps: Clarke, Deacon, Neal, White, MacDougall, Wood.

Chinnor (v Birmingham Moseley, home): Goss, Hodson, Holland, King, Dancer, Hopkin, Hoadley, Cano, George, Gilding, Thomas, Dance, Burns, Manning, Ryan. Reps: Southworth, Norey, Makaafi, Goodfellow, Barnes.

Oxford H’quins (v Marlborough, away): Henderson, Crowe, Nutt, Stacey, Turetta, Moore, Jones, Tolley, Ralton, DeLange, Purchase, Myatt, Alston, Taylor, White. Reps: Garrett, Farahani, Gill.

Grove (v Dorchester): Monks, McCarty, Nichol, Coombs, Hull, Wiltshire, O Nicholl, Hales, McCarthy, Cooper, Gratwohl, Miles, Marshall, Lambourn, B Nicholl. Reps: Tokelove, Matthews, Avenall.