RUGBY: Rochford Hundred’s head coach Danny Cleare cannot wait to see his side back in action this weekend.

After four weeks on the sidelines, Rochford host Bury St Edmunds in National Two South.

And Cleare is looking forward to Hundred’s first match since beating local rivals Westcliff in mid-December.

“We’re definitely looking forward to playing again on Saturday,” said Cleare.

“We had such a high in the last game of the year in front of a big crowd finishing the year but four weeks off is a long time and the boys are looking forward to playing again.”

However, Cleare was also keen to try and look at the positives of going so long without a match.

“The break was good because in the first half of the season it is so full on with no breaks at all,” said Cleare.

“We definitely needed time away to rest the bodies and minds.”

However, Rochford - who sit 14th in the table - will now resume their campaign against 11th placed Bury St Edmunds.

And Cleare is keen to learn lessons from Rochford’s 29-3 defeat to Bury back in September.

“Last time we played Bury they dominated our set piece so we will be looking to put that right this time around,” said Clear.

“They also moved the ball wide early and tried to stretch us which they did to good effect so again we’ll have to be on our toes and negate that too.

“But looking at the results, Bury have a much stronger record at home than they do away so hopefully we can start sharply and put them under pressure early.”

Elsewhere in National Two South, bottom of the table Westcliff head to seventh placed Leicester Lions looking to secure their first win of the season.Bury ST