RUGBY: Southend Saxons will renew their push for a top four finish against Old Haberdashers at Warners Bridge tomorrow.

Saxons head into the clash sitting fifth in the London One North standings.

And director of rugby Josh Ward is keen to start an important period in style.

“It’s cup final rugby every week for us now,” said Ward.

“A top four finish is still very achievable and with the restructuring coming up at the end of the season it’s possible fourth will be enough to put us up a league.”

Southend were beaten 27-21 at table-topping Shelford last time out, a fortnight ago.

And Ward feels the subsequent break in the season came at a good time for his team.

“The break was much needed,” said Ward.

“We’ve now got four league games and the Essex cup final against Brentwood which we’re hosting so it’s an important time, starting with Saturday.

“After a break you never know where you are but we needed it as a group as there were a lot of hit bodies.”

Old Haberdashers head into the game sitting ninth in the standings.

But Ward feels the visitors will be tough to beat.

“Old Habs never lie down and it will be a proper test for us,” said Ward.

“But we’ll be looking to build on what we did against Shelford a couple of weeks ago and it will be nice to get back out there.”

Southend will be missing Blue Newton this weekend but Harry Branch will return at scrum half.

Elsewhere this weekend, Rochford Hundred - who are third from bottom in National Two South - head to fifth placed Henley and 15th placed Westcliff head to Guernsey who are currently ninth in the standings.

In London Two North East, bottom of the table South Woodham Ferrers are at sixth placed Wymondham.

In London Three Essex, Canvey Island - who are also bottom - head to fourth placed Old Cooperians while in Essex One, second placed Billericay head to seventh placed Milwall.