SOUTHEND Saxons will take on Thurrock in London One North next season.

T's have made the move across from London One South.

And Saxons' director of rugby Josh Ward is expecting another difficult campaign.

“It’s an incredibly strong, competitive line up," said Ward.

"There’s some great local fixtures to look forwards to as well as some new opposition to challenge ourselves against.

"Naturally nobody knows when things will return, when pre-season will kick off and so on but what we do know is we will be ready to hit the ground running as a club”.