An experienced lineup travels to NAG for the opening match of the 2019-20 season with new Captain Sam Lamont eager to continue the good form that Southwark enjoyed at the end of last season. Coach Jonny Adams has been working on fitness levels since July and will be hoping to see a return on that on a hot and hard pitch.
NAG at home are always a difficult prospect and the forwards will have to work hard to create a platform for James Hughes and his backs to utilise their abundance of pace.
Debuts for Rob Waugh who has been impressive for the Rebels and Eric Hall on the flank who has looked sharp all pre-season. Sam Blain will be looking to make an impression off the bench after missing most of last season.
By 17.30 on Saturday evening we will know a lot more about what to expect this season.