DEVON Two side Plympton Victoria will continue their preparations for the new campaign on Thursday night when they travel to Salcombe for a pre-season match (7.30pm).
The two teams only met at Marsh Mills last weekend, with Salcombe narrowly winning 7-3.
A club spokesman said: “This is going to be a tough game but we hope the players have learnt from first game nerves and can bring home the win for Plym Vic.”
Plym Vic failed to win a league match last season but they did reach the Ellis Cup final and produced some encouraging displays towards the end of the 2015/16 campaign.
They are hoping they can build on that this coming season and finally move themselves out of the bottom two.
The team have been training hard with coaches Howell Phillips and Colin Robertson, ably supported by forwards coach Chris Hunt and fitness coach Charlie Hind, who is a royal marine.
They also recently had army coaches Gareth Evans, who works with National Three side Shelford, and Wayne Burnard of National Two club Canterbury come in and do a session.
The city club have also been trying to progress off the field. They were awarded a NatWest Rugby Force grant which has enabled them to do work on their pitch surface and drainage and refurbish the changing rooms.
Plym Vic training on Thursdays at Marsh Mills between 7-9pm and welcome any new players.