CLEE Hill are readying for a league and cup double-header this weekend – so they don’t miss out on a Six Nations trip to Cardiff.

Hill’s visit to Aston Old Edwardians on Saturday will count not just as a Midlands Four West North league game but also as the quarter-final of the North Midlands Vase.

Clee are giving up home advantage in the rearranged cup tie but captain Sam Link said it was an easy decision to make given the alternative.

He said: “They wanted to rearrange it for the weekend when England play Wales in the Six Nations (February 23) – but six of us are going to Cardiff to watch it!

“This weekend suits us. We are going to take the best team that we can over there. Giving up home advantage isn’t a problem – it’s not like we have players who only play at home.

“We have run the top team in the league (Willenhall) very close away and we have beaten other good sides so there’s no reason why we can’t go there and win.”

Link’s side stormed to a 37-0 whitewash win over Aldridge last weekend to keep themselves in the promotion picture although they remain nine points behind second-placed Linley.

Hill will likely need to win all of their seven remaining games to close that gap but Link believes a promotion push is coming – whether it is this season or next.

He added: “We could win every game and still come fourth, or we could win every game and come second.

“We could even still win the league although that’s very doubtful. But it’s just a case of doing the best we can and seeing what happens.

“If it doesn’t happen this year, it will definitely be a big push for next year because we have been dominant both home and away this season.”

Andrew Edwards notched a first-half brace against Aldridge, both tries coming off the back of rolling mauls, while Bryn Rees also crossed the line.

Charlie Evans’ penalty made it 18-0 at the break and he converted second-half tries from Matty Bowen and Daniel Romeo before Rees added his second score late on.

Elsewhere, Cleobury Mortimer moved nine points clear of the Midlands Three West North relegation zone with a vital 12-3 home win over Wednesbury.

Bishops Castle claimed only their second Midlands Five West North win of the season as they beat basement side Dixonians 37-5.