Yorkshire Carnegie are keen to lay down a marker as they travel to Richmond in the Greene King IPA Championship.
Carnegie had a tough start to the season, suffering a shock 28-12 loss to London Scottish in the opening game of the season. Since then the form has turned around with three wins and a draw but questions have constantly been asked about their performances.
Richmond represent a tough test for the Leeds side as they come into the game having won their last two matches. And Yorkshire’s head coach James Lowes has questioned his sides discipline in matches. He said: “We become very ill disciplined at the end of the first half and the second half.”
Captain Alex Davies will be looking to continue his form which has seen him score more points this season already (35) than in the whole of last season (28).
Doncaster Knights will hope to continue their impressive start to the season as they face newly promoted Hartpury RFC.
The Knights, who made last season’s play-off semi-finals are looking to go one further this year and will face a tough test against the side from Gloucestershire. Hartpury have been victors against Yorkshire side Rotherham Titans and also secured a draw against Carnegie two weeks ago.
Elsewhere, Rotherham travel to Bedford hoping to secure their first victory of the season.
The Titans have lost every game so far and have conceded a mammoth 223 points in the five games so far this season. Last week saw an improvement at Richmond when they lost 37-22.
Head coach Andy Key has said his side’s defending must improve as they try to turn their fortunes around.