TAUNTON Titans' promotion credentials face a stern test on Saturday as they make the trip to Redruth for their final match of 2019.

The hosts are traditionally strong at home but Taunton have won their last two matches, including a 33-5 win at Old Redcliffians last time out, and sit two points off the top.

Titans head coach Tony Yapp said: "We have said all season that if we can keep ourselves in contention going into the turn of the year, we will be happy.

"A good result on Saturday will keep us right in there but we know it will be tough.

"They are a good, physical side and the forecast isn't great so conditions may be tricky.

"We have had some success down there before and, though it's not a 'derby' as such, it will feel like one because we are their closest opponents.

"That always adds to the atmosphere and it should be a great occasion."

Taunton should have a strong travelling support themselves, with a fans' coach leaving the Towergate Stadium at 10am, as they look to counter Redruth's notorious 'Hell Fire Corner'.

"Redruth are well supported and they also travel well when they play at our place," Yapp said.

"For us to be bringing a coach load of fans down at this time of year is a great effort and, hopefully, will give the boys that extra spring in their step during the game."

The Titans won the reverse fixture 29-14 against the Cornishmen in September but travel west without forwards Barrie-John Chapman and Cory Teague, while Charlie Williams is a serious doubt.

In more positive news, Nick Mason is set to return from injury in the centre.