This Saturday sees United Services Portsmouth welcome Trojans to HMS Temeraire. Due to the Royal Navy Rugby League Inter Services being played on Burnaby Road, the game has been moved to the 3G pitch. United Service Portsmouth will hope that this is a blessing in disguise with poor weather forecasted, the quickness of the surface and the home sides familiarity of playing on 3G could prove key.
After handing 1st XV debuts last week to Harry Alexander and Cameron Gladwin, United Service Portsmouth will hand a 1st Team Debut to Alex Smith this week.
Given the scoreline in the Hampshire Bowl Fixture just 3 weeks ago, USP will hope to bounce back in the league and build on their performance from last week. Trojans on the other hand are yet to register a league win this year and are keen to kick-start their campaign.