KINGSEY Road opens its doors for the first time in 2022/23 tomorrow as Chinnor host Rams on derby day.

The eagerly-anticipated fixture falls on the second weekend of the National 1 season, with the two sides experiencing contrasting opening results.

Chinnor were edged out 23-16 at Darlington Mowden Park, while Rams beat Esher 38-21 in Berkshire.

Despite the defeat, the Thame-based side got off the mark in the north east with a losing bonus point and will be aiming for their first win of the season tonight (7.45pm).

It is less than five months since the teams last met and Chinnor prevailed in a thrilling clash, as Mark Darlington’s last-gasp try sealed a 43-40 victory in April.

Henley Hawks are also targeting their first win as they hit the road in their opening away game on Saturday.

Luke Allen’s side travel to Hertfordshire to face Old Albanian (3pm), who beat them twice last season.

Henley are looking to get their campaign up and running after their 24-19 defeat to Bury St Edmunds on the opening day.

Head coach Allen has selected the same XV that started at Dry Leas last weekend.

Elsewhere, Horspath Sports Ground hosts Regional 1 South Central rugby for the first time as Oxford Quins welcome Bournemouth.

The home side secured an excellent 25-21 win at Brighton last weekend, while Bournemouth thrashed Royal Wootton Bassett 49-7.

Banbury Bulls have the chance to get up and running after their opening-day defeat to Havant, with Sutton & Epsom their hosts.

Witney will look to make it two wins out of two when they travel to Salisbury in Regional 2 Tribute South Central, while Grove entertain Tottonians.

Chinnor 3rd and Gosford All Blacks are at home in Counties 1 Tribute Southern North, against Swindon College Old Boys and Reading Abbey respectively.

Elsewhere, Bicester go to Bletchley and Wallingford visit Marlow.