GARY Kingdom has been hailed as "Taunton's best ever full-back" by head coach Tony Yapp after passing 2,000 points for the club.

Former Exeter Chiefs and Plymouth Albion man Kingdom, 36, reached the landmark during the Titans' 29-12 victory over Redruth last Saturday.

Yapp, who joined Taunton at the same time as Kingdom nearly a decade ago, said: "To pass 1,000 points for one club takes some doing, so to score 2,000 is a fantastic achievement.

"I think, in years to come, Taunton supporters will look back and reflect on how lucky they have been to have watched him at the club for so long.

"Gary is invaluable to us on and off the field with his performances and work ethic and will go down as Taunton's best ever full-back.

"He is not getting any younger so the fact he is still performing at the level he is is a credit to him."

The Titans take their 100% record to Worthing Raiders this weekend in a match which pits two unbeaten sides against each other.

"They will be on a high and full of confidence after their start," Yapp said.

"They play with tempo and like to throw the ball around.

"If you switch off against them, they have the ability to rip you to pieces so defensively we will have to be fully focused.

"We are very pleased with our start and both performances have been good, but we have things to work on.

"I felt we left two or three tries out there against Redruth.

"After Worthing we have games against Henley and Tonbridge, two highly-fancied sides - the next three weeks are very important."

Lewis Webb, who had an instant impact off the bench against Redruth, is unavailable for Taunton this weekend, as is Julian Salvi.