MINEHEAD Barbarians play their first home game of 2024 when they face Hornets IIs in Counties Two Somerset tomorrow (2.30p.m.).

So far this year, the Babas have played only two matches - both away - beating Huish Tigers (50-7) and Yatton (22-10).

Minehead will be looking to avenge a 66-12 drubbing away to Hornets in October - one of a number of losses on their travels.

However, the West Somerset side's home form this winter has been tremendous. They have a 100 per cent record, winning seven times and piling up more than 400 points, including a 41-7 home win over the current leaders Taunton in early December.

Minehead go into tomorrow's match in fourth spot and one place above tomorrow's rivals who are only two point adrift, both teams having played the same number of games.

Minehead's head coach Mick Orton said this week: "We've got a couple of injuries, including Jacob Gower who captained the side last weekend. He took over from Joel Lynch who's unlikely to play again this season through injury - which is a great shame."

Minehead's successful 2nd XV, lying second in Counties Four Somerset South, are also home tomorrow - to Yatton 2nd XV in Counties Four Somerset South. Minehead are second in the table, with Yatton oonly one point behind.

Minehead's second string beat West 50-22 at home last time out - three weeks ago.

Meanwhile Wiveliscombe, whose home form this season has enabled them to pull away from the bottom in Counties One Western West, are away to Tavistock who are lying seventh. Wiveliscombe, who easily beat Bude last weekend, are ninth but a long way off their rivals in the number of points they have scored.

Wiveliscombe 2nd XV, struggling for numbers and second from bottom in Counties Three Somerset South, are home to seventh-placed Crewkerne. Wiveliscombe are currently one off the bottom, with the worst points difference record in the division.