ROCHFORD Hundred head coach Danny Cleare is expecting a tough return to action tomorrow.

Hundred, who saw their clash at Oundle called off due to a frozen pitch last weekend, travel to Tring on Saturday.

And Cleare is predicting a tricky afternoon after losing 55-31 to Tring back in September.

“Tring beat us earlier in the season and they were massive up front,” said Cleare.

“They had three big props that they rotated well, a very well organised set piece and a nine and 10 that kicked brilliantly for position all game.

“That was generally their game plan too.

“Nine and 10 put them in position and then they look to keep teams down there with their big pack.

“They also had a very good 12 that carried hard and won the gain line every time so I am expecting a team that keeps it tight and looks to control the game.”

Rochford go into the clash sitting second from bottom in Regional One South East after suffering six defeats in succession.

But Cleare has mixed news on the injury front as his side aim to get back to winning ways against seventh placed Tring.

“We have a few players back into the squad but sadly we have lost a couple which is frustrating because they are injuries that are non rugby related,” said Cleare.

“That’s life I suppose and we must adapt and try and find a way.

“I am confident we can do that if we can get parity in the set piece too.”

Elsewhere, Westcliff who are one place and two points below Rochford host eighth placed Old Northamptonians.

In Counties Two Essex (South), fourth placed Canvey Island host table-topping Basildon.