ROCHFORD Hundred head coach Danny Cleare is expecting a physical tussle with Tring tomorrow.

Rochford go into the game looking to build on their opening day success at Old Northamptonians.

But Cleare knows it will not be a straight-forward afternoon for his side.

"Tring are a very tough team that have been in this league for a number of years and are always at the right end of the table," said Cleare.

"They finished fifth last season and by the looks of it have secured themselves a new sponsor hence the name change to Huel Tring, so some investment into the squad has probably taken place.

"We have only played Tring once and that was during our league winning season during the covid year where we won 28-11.

"They were a very abrasive team that liked to mix it, so I’m expecting a physical encounter."

Rochford won 37-31 at Old Northamptonians in their first game of the Regional One South East season.

But they will be forced into making changes this weekend.

"Unfortunately following last week's win we have picked up a number of injuries and have a number of unavailable players," said Cleare.

"We are far from our strongest, however I am still very happy with the personnel we have out, and I completely expect us to get the job done.