After last week’s excellent 33-0 win away at Millom, Hawcoat are back on home turf this afternoon as they face bottom club Creighton in Cumbria Division One.

Apart from an injury to Jack Ostin, the only change this week is on the bench so it’s all systems go for Andy Kent, Adam Grainger and Scott Dobbie up front with John Donnan being joined by the superb Lee Van Haron in the second row.

Harry Higgins comes into the back row to cover Ostin, with last week’s man of the match Alfie White and Grady Slater looking to continue their fine vein of form.

Jack Shannon will be looking to his forwards for clean ball with George Smith keen to get the backs away. Wing men Alex Brown and Glenn Kaighan continue out wide with Benji Platt moving back to full back.

Captain Chris Burns links up with the exciting Will Coles, looking to open up the opposition line. With a bench containing Danny White, Elliot McDermott, Mike Lightfoot, Andy Graham and Keenan Cotton, Hawcoat must be favourites to take the points.

Furness are in the middle of a run of away games coming, which included last weeks up at sunny St Benedicts, and it doesn’t get any easier this week as they find themselves at the stronghold of Wigton, who were defeated last week so there is an open door there for the Blues.

James Howden will be key at fly-half and he has Tez Nueto and Euan James outside him in the centres. Dave Findlayson will be feeding the backline, which has Iestyn Humphries on one wing and Joel Thomas on the other, but Jordan Ashton may get the nod ahead of either and Phil Haywood at full back.

Corne Eels leads the team from the back row with Brad Williamson and the experienced Will Mallinson no doubt in the thick of things.

Mark Hall moves to the second row, partnering Jack Budgen, with the front three of Chris Dalton, Ben Hughes and Dan Scott all keen for early touches.

A tough game awaits Millom, as they travel north to face a strong St Benedicts side.

They will be hoping to travel with the same team that played at home last time out. Trevor Dixon captained the side last week and had a great game alongside Danny Redhead, with Keiran Coulson never far from the action.

Steve Forester’s return to the fold will also give the squad a lift with his strong direct running approach. Ian Cummings’ experience is invaluable as he looks to bring on the youth in the side with another Coulson, Luke, aiming to progress in the game.

Matty Jordon, and Joe Laydon in the back row are a real handful at the best of times and will look to upset the breakdown, where they can to give scrum-half Robbie Pattinson every opportunity to get the ball away to the likes of Ryan Cart and Chris Parks.

Mike Kirkham had a run out last week so fingers crossed he continues alongside Richard Preston, Sy Robertson and Bud Knowles.