HENLEY Hawks scrum half Connor Murphy has shaken off an ankle injury in time to face Blackheath in National League 1 tomorrow.

Murphy, who had only just recovered from a broken ankle, hobbled off against Rosslyn Park on the opening day of the season and missed last Saturday’s victory at Darlington Mowden Park.

But he returns to partner James Comben at half back, while there is cover at nine after the signing of James Helliwell from Randwick.

Tom Allen switches to centre, while Fred Pierrepoint moves to the wing.

In National League 2 South, Chinnor make the trip to Cambridge in search of their first victory.

Guy Nicholl returns for Grove ahead of their South West 1 East encounter against Maidenhead at Cane Lane.

Nicholl, who has served a three-week ban, starts at centre, while Graeme Crapper returns at full back, and Archie Van Dijk moves to the wing in place of Brendon White (unavailable).

In the forwards, Cash Chilvers comes in at hooker.

Flanker Ben Henderson is set to make his debut as Oxford Harlequins travel to Leighton Buzzard.

Adam Neal moves to No 8, while prop Nick Marshall starts.

In the backs, Huw Dimond takes over at fly half in place of Sam Watkinson (unavailable) so Ben Douglas comes in at centre.

Off the back of their victory over Windsor last Saturday, Witney host winless Reading.


Henley Hawks (v Blackheath, home): O’Neill, Pierrepoint, Allen, Bradford, Perry, Comben, Murphy, West, Emery, Manning, Clements (capt), Albon, Richardson, Hall, Stapley. Reps: Sandys, Langdon, Davey, Helliwell, Davies.

Grove (v Maidenhead, home): Crapper, Van Dijk, Nicholl, Sevier, Cramp, Martin, J Chilvers, Eckert (capt), C Chilvers, Walsh, Miles, Ponting, Gratwohl, Peel, Rees. Reps: Dixey, Crook, Law.

Oxford Harlequins (v Leighton Buzzard, away): Robinson, Etheridge, Douglas, Crowe, Poulet, Dimond, Jones, Marshall, Edney, Sharpe, Purchase (capt), Brown, Henderson, Ward, Neal. Reps: Barlow, Grant, O’Brian, Coe, Fisilau.