CHINNOR will have two under 18 teams next season.

The Thame-based club’s colts side finished fifth in Division 1 of the Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire League in 2018/19.

And they have now applied to field a second XV in Division 2 from September.

The colts are made up of under 17 and 18 players, with trials on June 8 and 13.

Chinnor president John Ashfield hopes the move can benefit the club, whose senior men’s first team play in National League 1 – the third tier of English rugby.

He said: “We are delighted to be fielding two colts teams next season.

“It is the pinnacle of youth rugby and will prepare the players for the adult game.”