TAUNTON Titans face what could be the toughest test of their run-in tonight (Friday, 7.45pm), when they make the short trip to Clifton.

Last weekend’s routine win over Westcliff, combined with Henley’s defeat in their top-two clash against Tonbridge, means third-placed Taunton are now level with Henley on 81 points.

The Titans have the advantage of having already played each of the three teams around them home and away, meaning tomorrow evening’s visit to fifth-placed Clifton is - on paper at least - the biggest hurdle they have to overcome between now and April.

The reverse fixture, also played on a Friday night back in October, saw the Titans run out 35-27 winners - though they had to survive a nervy late spell, having earlier led 35-8.

Taunton’s trip to Clifton last season, meanwhile, saw the Titans win a thriller 48-42.

This weekend is another big one at the top, with leaders Tonbridge on the road to fourth-placed Redruth, who themselves are just three points behind Taunton in an exciting four-horse race for the right to play in National 1 next season.

Elsewhere tonight, former Taunton and Heathfield School player Richard Capstick is looking to help England Under-20s secure a second straight Six Nations win.

England U20s take on their Scotland counterparts at Myreside, Edinburgh, tonight (7.30pm) - with Capstick retaining his starting place at flanker after scoring his side's winning try against France last weekend.