HENLEY Hawks face a crunch National League 2 South fixture tomorrow that will go a long way to deciding their promotion ambitions.

Luke Allen’s side, who lie third, travel to second-placed Canterbury with four points separating the teams in their bid for the sole play-off spot, with leaders Rams well clear.

Henley know defeat would leave them with a mountain to climb, but face a tough task against a side on a seven-match winning run and undefeated at home this season.

Head coach Allen makes four changes, three of which are in the pack.

Ian Stock comes in at prop for Brad Cook, who drops to the bench, while Jake Albon returns to the second row so Sam Lunnon reverts to flanker in place of Marcus Lowe.

Jack Robinson returns to the wing in the only change in the backs.

Chinnor travel to Sale in National League 1.

The Thame-based club sit comfortably in mid-table, but they will be up against a side desperate to ease their relegation fears at the wrong end of the table.

Oxford Harlequins make two changes for their South West 1 East clash at home to Newbury with Kieran Ball coming in at prop and Jack Todd in the back row.

Play-off chasing Banbury travel to Swindon while Witney are also on the road, taking on second-placed Old Centralians.


Henley Hawks (v Canterbury, away): O’Neill, Robinson, Barnes, Andre, Wood, Bolster, Webb, Stock, Emery, Manning, Hyde, Albon, Hall, Lunnon, Bradley. Reps: from Cook, Primett, White, Lowe, MacDougall, Griffiths.

Oxford Harlequins (v Newbury, home): Henderson, Crowe, Nutt, Stacey, Turetta, Moore, O’Brian, Ball, Ralton, Farahani, Myatt, Purchase, Nalewabau, Todd, Alston. Reps: from Cashman, Latu, Mae, Jones.

Witney (v Old Centralians, away): Gaffney, Turberville, Birks, Clarke, Strong, Landray, Lambourne, Nobbs, Curry, Wakeman, Lawton, Mortimer, Anderson, Campbell, Bayliss. Reps: Dore, Caffekey, Foggett.

Grove (v Frome, home): Monks, McCarthy, G Nicholl, Coombs, Matthews, Wiltshire, O Nicholl, Hales, McCarthy, Hook, Gratwohl, Ponting, Law, Lambourn, B Nicholl. Reps: Tokelove, Lloyd-Jones, Cooper.