ON paper a visit to Reading to play high-flying Rams should be a tough gig for Taunton this weekend, writes Richard Kitzinger.

Rugby is not played on paper though and the Berkshire side will be getting jittery about a Titans outfit that has won several games recently and, having climbed out of the relegation spots, will be determined to continue the fight for safety.

Rams are hoping to secure promotion to The Championship and lead National League One on merit but they will surely be wary of the banana skin that is the visit of Tony Yapp’s side.

Last time out Taunton enjoyed a stellar win over Darlington Mowden Park in front of a boisterous Ladies Day crowd at Veritas Park, bagging the bonus point for four or more tries in the process.

Meanwhile Rams succumbed to a rare defeat in the West Country, losing narrowly at Plymouth Albion.

Titans can take heart by recalling Rams’ last visit to Somerset. In a thriller, the home side lost out by just three points, 24-27.

There’s now plenty of belief in the Taunton changing room that they can front up to any side in the division.

Kick off is 3pm.