WITH no first team action this weekend, Wellington 2nd XV play at home to their Wiveliscombe counterparts in Counties Three Somerset South on Saturday (2.30) writes Barry Knott

The sides have already played each other twice this season - one of these was on Boxing Day - and Wellington will be looking to pull off a hat-trick of victories.

Wellington have enjoyed a good season and are currently lying fifth in the table. Wiveliscombe have not found it easy to field a 2nd XV and are lying second from bottom.

Meanwhile, Wellington lst XV end their season in Regional Two South West with a match against bottom side Burnham on Sea on Saturday week.

Wellington will be looking to complete the double over Burnham, having won 47-27 away on the opening day of the season.

"I wouldn't read too much in the fact they're bottom," said Wellington's head coach Graham Dawe earlier this week. "They have a big set of forwards and will try to starve us of the ball - rather like North Petherton really. Hopefully, our scrum will hold up as it did against Petherton.

"We were missing players in our win against Petherton last weekend and, hopefully, we'll be presented with a nice selection headache for the game against Burnham."

Wellington will be looking to go seventh in the table if they win and Petherton lose against champions Sidmouth, as would be expected. Sidmouth, no doubt, will want to end a great season by winning. The Devon side have enjoyed a tremendous season and have lost only one of their league games.

Wellington 2nd XV will also be in action on Saturday week, playing away to Burnham.

Rugby continues at the Athletic Ground on Saturday, April 13, with Cullompton providing the opposition in the Papa Johns KO Cup.

Meanwhile, Wiveliscombe will also want to win their last match at home to Kingsbridge in Counties One Western West tomorrow week to avoid finishing in the bottom three.

They have the same number of points as third from bottom Bideford but are above the North Devon side on points difference. Bideford complete their season with an away match against Bude who are already relegated.

Wiveliscombe did not help themselves by losing away to bottom club Falmouth last weekend. However, there was only four points in it and they should just avoid the drop.

They find themselves in a far better place than earlier this season when they suffered a series of defeats which left them bottom of the table. But they have improved considerably and managed to pull off a win over title-chasing Albion Oaks which was certainly a surprise.