DARLINGTON MOWDEN PARK will be hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the National One season when they host Caldy tomorrow afternoon.

Director of rugby Danny Brown has made one change to his backline, with Garry Law replacing Warren Seals, while Alfie Barron, Dan Preston-Routledge and Talite Vaioleti all come into the pack.

South African signing Brandon Asher-Wood is in line to make his senior Mowden debut from the bench after scoring a hat-trick for the seconds last weekend.

“It’s been a few years since we last met with Caldy, and they must be congratulated not only on their promotion to National One, but also on their start,” said Brown. “Some teams take time to find their feet on the step up but to be fair, all those promoted this year have started very well.

“We are pleased with our start obviously, but in the same vein not getting too carried away. The team are playing some good rugby at times but there is definitely room to improve.

“We have looked to give Dave Fisher a bit of a break after four tough physical games and we bring in Dan Preston-Routledge for his first start of the season, with Joe Craggs moving into the back row. Rory Duff comes on to the bench as Simon Uzokwe has a Newcastle A league game on Sunday.”

The men’s game forms part of a double-header, with Darlington Mowden Park Sharks taking on Wasps at 4pm.

Tamara Taylor and Katy McLean return to the Sharks squad for the first time since their World Cup campaign with England, and join fellow Red Rose Heather Kerr in the 22.

Both Taylor and McLean are named on a strong replacements’ bench that also features another England international in the form of Georgina Roberts.

Club captain Ruth Nash makes a welcome return to the starting 15, joining Jo Brown and Rianna Manson in the back row. Ale Lewis makes her first start for the Sharks, having made her debut off the bench last week, and is joined by Rebecca Scholes and Beth Blacklock, who are also promoted from last week's replacements.