WESTCLIFF remain undaunted by life in National Two South - despite their slow start to the season.

Westcliff - who were promoted from the London & SE Premier Division last term - have lost their first six games of the campaign.

But James Scogings remains confident Westcliff - who host Taunton Titans tomorrow - can cope with the higher level.

“Settling into National Two rugby hasn’t been as daunting as originally thought,” said Scogings.

“There have definitely been weeks where it feels like we have been robbed of wins with games going down to the wire.

“But the lads are still in good spirits regarding the challenge and that’s what we need in order to continue improving.”

Westcliff were beaten 39-12 by fellow strugglers Bournemouth on Saturday in a game which saw them slump to the foot of the table.

And Scogings remains frustrated by the setback.

“The game didn’t go as well as we had hoped,” said Scogings.

“A mixture of poor weather conditions, unavailability and decision making eventually led to a disappointing result which we were hoping would have gone our way.

“But we want to try and bounce back from that now.”

However, Westcliff face another tough test tomorrow as Taunton are currently second in the standings and have won five of their six matches so far this term.

But Scogings is looking forward to the challenge.

“Everyone is excited for tomorrow’s game,” said Scogings.

“The coaching staff available at the club is second to none and with guest coaches coming in frequently to hone in on specific still sets, I believe that’s what is needed to prepare us for these upcoming tough matches.

“But we have managed to produce upsets in the past against teams higher up the table and I believe it’s possible to do it again throughout the season.”