OSWESTRY return to action in the Midlands Four West (North) with a trip to Wednesbury on Saturday.

The Eagles were left frustrated after their scheduled league clash at home to Yardley was cancelled due to a covid outbreak in the Birmingham-based club’s ranks.

The cancellation was the second time the fixture had been axed with the Midlands club also citing covid for pulling out of their originally scheduled clash just before Christmas.

President Martin Ord relished the prospect of returning to action after a longer than expected lay off as the club continued their relentless march toward the fourth division title and promotion to the higher tier.

Border Counties Advertizer: Oswestry Rugby Club president Martin Ord

Oswestry Rugby Club president Martin Ord.

Oswestry make the trip as strong favourites having thrashed Wednesday 45-5 at home earlier in the season.

However the border club must also shake off some rust having not played since their 24 - 17 win over Willenhall on January 29.

Ord backed the Eagles to soar but insisted they would not be resting on their laurels despite their unbeaten record which sees them top the table so far this season.

Border Counties Advertizer: Action from Oswestry's win over Wilenhall. Picture by Nick Evans-Jones.

Oswestry head to Wednesbury on Saturday. Picture by Nick Jones-Evans.

Ord said: “The team is on the ball and looking forward to this encounter with the enthusiasm that Oswestry rugby has but never forgetting that playing away at the opposition’s home ground with the amount of supporters baying for a win at the top of the league club will be a bonus cap to win

“This no doubt will be a difficult game.”

Meanwhile rugby on the Welsh borderlands has come to a standstill due to the RBS Six Nations which kicked off last week with Bro Gwernant not in action on Saturday.