London Irish Wild Geese’s victory over Chinnor last weekend was arguably the result of the season so far and Lee Starling’s side will be eager to back that performance up by taking down the other title challengers this Saturday.
In the final couple of months of last year, the top two in National Two South managed to distance themselves from the chasing pack meaning Chinnor and Cinderford are now embroiled in a two horse race for automatic promotion to National One.
The first weekend of 2018 focuses on teams fighting to beat the drop in National Two North and with only 12 points separating the bottom six, a winning habit must be found for teams at the wrong end of the table.
After a few postponements concerning games at the wrong end of the table, there is another clash right around the corner between two sides battling for survival as Luctonians face Otley in National Two North.
Last week, Cinderford narrowed the gap at the top of the table to just one point following their bonus-point win, but they face a tough test of their promotion credentials in Round 14 of National Two South.