TAUNTON Titans play their penultimate home match of the season tomorrow, as Tonbridge Juddians visit the Commsplus Stadium (ko 3pm).

Head coach Tony Yapp has admitted his side are out of the promotion race after their 42-21 defeat at Rams a fortnight ago but is urging his players to finish the season strongly.

Yapp said: “It is important we finish well to set us up strongly to go again next year.

“It is a chance to offer opportunities to one or two of the Warriors who deserve it between now and the end of the season but, equally, we want to win games and put out our strongest available side.”

The Titans have several absentees this weekend, with flankers Jarrard Hayler and Ratu Vakalutukali on Navy duty abroad, prop Alfie Petch out with concussion and wing Matt Jess at a wedding.

Scrum-half Jacob Nash is also doubtful as his wife has recently given birth, though Australian back row Julian Salvi is expected to be available.

“Having Julian available gives the lads a boost,” Yapp said.

“The forecast is good, it should be dry and both sides like to throw the ball around - I am expecting an entertaining game.”


TOMORROW also sees Wellington - one point off the top of Western Counties West - visit fifth-placed Wadebridge Camels.

In Somerset Premier, meanwhile, Minehead Barbarians entertain title favourites Wiveliscombe.

Two league titles could also be decided tomorrow - Taunton 3rds are aiming to wrap up Somerset 2 South, and Wyvern could win Somerset 3 South if they beat Chard 3rds and rivals Tor 2nds slip up.