This week sees last week’s postponed fixtures in Cumbria Division One getting replayed, after storm Dennis took hold, so Silloth are the visitors to Hawcoat Park this afternoon.

The home team will be fielding a much-changed side but one that is more than capable of turning over their North Cumbrian adversaries, who are fourth-from-bottom in the table.

Fly-half George Smith will be key in this one for the Maroon and Whites, as he’ll be looking after both backs and forwards and will need to put his skill set to works.

With no scrum-half available for the home side this week, it could fall on Lewis Sayle’s shoulders to get the ball away to Smith, with Alfie White leading the forwards from No.8.

Peter Jennens and Jason Priss will hopefully be able to come to the party to cover off the rest of the back row.

Scott Dobbie, John Donnan and Lewis Phillips make up what looks like a dominant front three with big guns Luke Shaw and Corey Doughty in the second row engine room pushing them on.

There’s a return to Hawcoat for Matty Sayle, who will be pulling on the maroon and white jersey again in teaming up with Jason Milby in the centre, looking to get wing men Rodney Odandi and Glenn Kaighan away, although Keenan Cotton may get the shout ahead of them.

Benji Platt comes in at full back with a chance to cement the role as his own.

Colin Niven covers the front three with Matt Burrows, Peter Matthews and Joe Rea also there for the starting line-up but things could change ahead of kick-off.

With a descent rub of the green, Hawcoat could take the points in this week’s only rugby union game in the area.

The reason why it is the only game is because, for the second week running, Carlisle Crusaders have been able to raise a team for their match against Furness at the Strawberry Grounds, leading to its postponement.