TAUNTON Titans travel London on Saturday for their match against Blackheath RFC in the National League.

Head coach Tony Yapp believes it will be a tough game against a well-drilled side.

"We are expecting it to be a big challenge against Blackheath, they are an ambitious side with some good players."

"They play a really expansive style of rugby, they move the ball around well and at pace so we need to be ready for a defensive challenge," Yapp said.

In team news, the Titans will be welcoming back Sam Prior and Harry Tarling to the first team squad after injury.

However Sam Maunder and Jack Walsh are still not back to full fitness.

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Currently Blackheath are coming off back two defeats in a row; an away loss against Leeds Tykes and a home defeat to Plymouth Albion.

They are also in eleventh in the league table however Tony Yapp said that does not tell the full story.

"I think it is fair to say Blackheath aren't where they want to be currently but they have the ability to beat anyone, we need to turn up and play our game well."

To add to the drama, Blackheath currently have three first team members who have a history with Taunton, Freddie Gabbitass, Sam Kennaugh and Alex Brown.

All of whom have played at some point in the past for Taunton Rugby Club.

"Whether those lads play or not on Saturday we will have to wait and see but it always adds an extra element when you come up against some familiar faces," Yapp said.