Contrast in form as Oundle and Corby meet

County rivals Oundle and Corby clash at Occupation Road this Saturday and bring differing fortunes with them to the game.

The home side have won three out of three so far. Their visitors have the same record but in reverse.

Oundle believe they are still gaining momentum although they do have to make some changes this week.

Toby Snelling is on East Midlands duty on Sunday so skipper Joe Rice moves to his second position of outside centre.

Max Sones returns at seven while the blindside berth goes to Fergus Crawley with the outstanding Seb Whitehouse injured last week.

Danny Braybrook is available again and gets the nod at nine.

The back three has a new look with Ashley Fawcett and Matt Faulder - who scored four tries last weekend - returning to the Colts. In come Ollie Rees and Tom Gillett.

Coach Peter Croot said: “It would be easy for us to get carried away with our good start this season but we must stay focused on performance, and not under estimate our opposition.

“Teams improve each week as the season goes on, so we must be at our best every week.

“We are getting a settled look about the squad and the players have all bought in to the changes we are making.”

Corby, meanwhile, are still looking for a first win of the season having been frustrated against Westwood last time out.

Manager Ricky Egan said: “Watching the first 20 minutes it didn’t look like Westwood were going to get a look in and I thought this was going to be our first win of the season.

“But when Westwood scored the lads heads went down and the flood gates opened.

“We can’t coach confidence, and that’s all these lads need.

“We need to grind out a win no matter how scrappy and ugly; once we do this the self belief will transpire into wins.”

Oundle: Parker, Murray, M Griffiths, Laxton, Woodford, Crawley, Sones, Burns, Braybrook, W Griffiths, Rees, New, Rice, Gillett, Jacob, Cull, Croot, Doubleday, Saunders, Blackmore

KO: 3.00pm