HAVING enjoyed a three-week break since their shock win at Northampton Saints, London Irish are back in action on Saturday as they visit Harlequins in the Gallagher Premiership.

It's a big game for Declan Kidney's men as they look for a derby day win at The Stoop, and if they can secure it, they can really start to look up the table.

Rams enjoyed a thrilling 35-31 victory as they finally ended their horror record against visitors Bishop's Stortford.

Seb Reynolds' men had played the Hertfordshire side five times before Saturday and lost the lot, and despite leading 28-12 at half-time, it looked like their miserable run might continue when Stortford hit back to lead by three points with 10 minutes remaining.

However, Rams possess one of the most powerful and skilful packs in National One and they managed to force a penalty try to halt a two-match losing streak at Old Bath Road.

The result leaves them eight points adrift of title favourites Richmond with eight games remaining ahead of this Saturday's trip to Cinderford.

There was a week off for my boys Reading in Southern Counties North, but we'll be hoping to make it a perfect 10 wins in a row when we host leaders Witney on Saturday.

It should be an epic clash as they have won all 15 of their games to date, while we are desperate to keep up the hot form which has lifted us to second in the table.

At the other end of the standings, third-bottom Reading Abbey welcome the side one above them in the ladder, Wallingford, as they bid to banish any lingering relegation fears.

It was a successful weekend for Berkshire Shire Hall, who managed to overcome Phoenix 20-16 in their rearranged Berks, Bucks & Oxon Two South clash, leaving them second in the table ahead of this week's fixture with leaders Aldermaston.

On the international scene, the Six Nations continues to bubble with Ireland showing better form in defeating Wales, while England won 13-6 at a storm-hit Murrayfield.

France are two from two after beating Italy in Paris, with the pick of the games in a week's time the arrival of table-topping Ireland to Twickenham.