NATIONAL Two South leaders Taunton Titans play their final home match before Christmas this Saturday as Bury St Edmunds visit the Towergate Stadium in a 2pm kick-off.

The Titans moved back to the summit after coming from 27-5 down to beat Dings Crusaders last weekend courtesy of a second half performance head coach Tony Yapp described as "our best half of the season."

"The second half was as good as the first was bad," Yapp said.

"Even at 27-5 down, with Dings buzzing, there was no real panic and to score 40 unanswered points was very pleasing."

Taunton now welcome a Bury side sat ninth in the table before a run of four away games prior to the Christmas break.

"Bury St Edmunds are a funny side to play against - they can be brilliant and they can struggle," Yapp said.

"We will look to impose ourselves early as we know they can beat anyone on their day.

"It seems odd to have four away games in a row after this but it may work in our favour later in the season.

"We will look to keep ourselves in and around that top two until Christmas and then take advantage of our extra home games."

The Titans are set to be without centre Nick Mason, who came off injured in the win at Dings, while Brett Harvey is also absent.

Freddie Fraser, who returned from a knock of his own last weekend, is due to replace Mason in the squad.

Saturday's game will be preceded by a carvery lunch (commencing at noon) hosted by the Friends of Taunton Titans.

Taunton Titans squad: 1. Connor Baker; 2. Chris Francis; 3. Isaac Dalton; 4. Charlie Williams; 5. Barry Chapman; 6. Ben Oliphant-Thompson; 7. Stuart Persey; 8. Dan Lee (c); 9. Lewis Webb; 10. Gary Kingdom; 11. Ollie Down; 12. Tom Popham; 13. Freddie Fraser; 14. Jack Arnott; 15. Greg Kitson. Replacements: George Gosling, Sonny Haines, Dan Ogden, Charlie Samways, James Tait

Elsewhere this weekend, there is a big derby tonight (Friday) as North Petherton host Bridgwater & Albion in South West 1 (W) - click here for a full preview.

In Western Counties (W), Wiveliscombe travel to Honiton while third-placed Wellington are on the road to North Cornwall to take on Wadebridge Camels.

Minehead Barbarians head to Old Redcliffians 2nds in Somerset Premier.