A TOP-HALF finish is Tenbury’s aim as they return to Midlands Four level rugby this season, says their head coach ahead of Saturday’s opener.

Tenbury visit Bromyard for their Midlands Four West South curtain-raiser still flying high after cruising to the Midlands Five West North title in undefeated fashion last season.

They also beat several Midlands Four sides on their way to the RFU Midlands Junior Vase final and coach Andy Black says Tenbury should have no fear about the challenge that awaits.

Black said: “All the hard work that the team put in last season needs to pay off again this season and we want to prove to ourselves that we can hold our own at this higher level.

“I think we will hold our own and we are looking for a top-half finish – we have to go in there with a positive attitude.

“I think we can achieve that. Palmers Meadow is a daunting place for most teams to travel to and we will look to make it our fortress.

“The challenge for us is that it is a slightly bigger league with more regular games so we will have to expand our squad just to ease some of the pressure on our key players."