TENBURY RFC set up what could be a historic week for the club later this month by putting one hand and four fingers on the Midlands Five West North title last weekend.

A 55-0 whitewash win at derby rivals Bishops Castle & Onny Valley means Tenbury need just a point from their final game of the season – at home to Chaddesley Corbett on March 23 – to lift the title.

A week before that, Tenbury host Mellish in the final of the Midlands Junior Vase, aiming to not only claim regional glory but also move within a further win of the national final at Twickenham.

Director of rugby Andy Black said: “Getting to the cup final and being so close to an unbeaten season has been very difficult in itself but our target is to get to Twickenham.

“In the league, our target was to get bonus point wins in each game and Chaddesley Corbett tripped us slightly as we only got a 7-0 win there.

“So we are not going to take them for granted and we perhaps have something to prove to them and to ourselves – but before then, we have a cup final to concentrate on.”

Hobie Gill was the star of the show in the win at Bishops Castle, notching five tries in a superb display, while Luke Gill, Greg Powell, Ben James and Claude Celton also crossed the line.

Elsewhere, Cleobury Mortimer continued their remarkable resurgence in Midlands Three West North, registering a fourth straight win with a 17-12 home victory over fifth-placed Edwardians.

Sid Gittens and Tom Leach scored tries for Mortimer, who were also awarded a penalty try, and while they remain ninth, they are just a point off seventh place.

In Midlands Four West North, Clee Hill rolled over Barton-under-Needwood 37-3 to keep alive their hopes of a top-three finish.

Seven different players crossed the line for Hill’s seven tries as Matt Bowen, Gary Edwards, Luke Bowen, Charlie Evans, Robbie Jordan, Andrew Edwards and Billy Hall all scored.

The win keeps Clee – who visit Bloxwich this Saturday – four points behind third-placed Rugeley, although the top two are out of sight.

Skipper Sam Link said: “We scored the bonus point before half-time and the wind was against us second half so we did well to score three more tries.”