DANIEL Legge could make his first start in 15 months when Southend Rugby Club take on Launceston at Warners Bridge tomorrow.
The 28-year-old back row has concentrated on coaching duties since returning to the Seasiders midway through last season.
But, after recovering from the broken and dislocated ankle he suffered while playing for Cambridge, Legge is now in contention to start this weekend.
“Providing I come through training OK then there’s a chance I’ll play tomorrow and I’m really excited being involved again,” said Legge, a former King John School pupil.
“It’s been a while since I’ve played but I can add some experience to the side if I do get out there.
“Chris Green coming back to play also adds that to the team and Dick Best has brought experience to the coaching set up too.
“With all that in mind I think we’re capable of getting a result against Launceston if we play like we know we can but it’s going to be very difficult.”
Southend go in to the game second from bottom in the National Two South standings and have lost their last seven games.
In contrast, Launceston sit sixth and have won their last three games, meaning they will be tough to beat this weekend.
“Launceston beat Henley, who are second in the league, in their last game and Henley beat us 81-12 not so long ago so that’s shows just how hard it will be for us, “said Legge, who previously played for Southend before joining Cambridge.
“But our performances have been improving and now we want our results to do the same in order for us to move up the table.”
Southend have no new injury concerns for this weekend’s clash which will be their first game since losing at Lydney three weeks ago.
However, they will again be without back row Lee Guess who has an ankle problem.