The Nottingham Rugby team to face Bedford Blues tomorrow has been confirmed.

The Archers travel to Goldington Road in a 3pm KO looking for their first win on the road this season.

Craig Hammond’s men come in to the game off the back of a 41-31 victory over London Scottish at The Bay, and backs coach David Ross says he, and the coaching staff, have set the players a challenge this weekend.

“The Championship is such a hard league and the margins are so small in terms of winning or losing,” said Ross.

He added: “The massive challenge that we’ve laid in front of the guys is an 80-minute performance because I don’t think we’ve quite had that yet this season.

“We’ve had good wins so the key for that is how can we turn 60 minutes in to 80 and get a better all-round game performance.”

Starting XV: 15 Jack Stapley, 14 Luke Hibberd, 13 Elliott Creed, 12 Morgan Bunting, 11 Harry Graham, 10 Elliot Bale, 9 Michael Stronge, 1 Toby Williams, 2 Jake Farnworth ©, 3 Ben Betts, 4 Jack Ramshaw, 5 Jose Andrade, 6 Scott Hall, 7 Carl Kirwan, 8 Suvwe Obano.

Impacts: 16 Archie Vanes, 17 James Whitcombe, 18 Josh McNulty, 19 George Cox, 20 Lewis Barrett, 21 Matt Marsh, 22 Sam Hollingsworth, 23 Charlie Thacker.