TAUNTON Titans are expecting an intense game in the National League on Saturday when they welcome Plymouth Albion to Veritas Park.

The derby match kicks off at 3pm and a large crowd is expected to watch 8th placed Taunton take on 13th placed Plymouth.

Titans head coach Tony Yapp said it will be a tough game.

"Plymouth will make us work hard, it really will be a tough challenge on Saturday.

"This is a standout fixture in the calendar, they are a big club but we are more than ready for it.

"Hopefully there will be plenty of home supporters there because I know our fans make a huge difference for us on the pitch."

Ben Olliphant, Dan Swain and Isaac Dalton, who missed last weeks away win at Tonbridge, should be back for this game.

"Ben, Dan and Isaac should all be available for selection, besides one or two, we should have a full squad to pick from.

Recently the National League has had a number of games postponed through coronavirus cases in a number of teams.

We asked Tony Yapp what the Titans are doing to stay on top of things.

"Taunton Rugby Club has been taking Covid testing seriously to stay on top of it, we test the players regularly and the players understand the importance of it.

If you are interested in going to the match on Saturday, a full matchday guide can be found on Taunton Rugby Club's website.