TAUNTON Titans return to action against Old Albanians at the Commsplus Stadium on Saturday (3pm) boosted by the availability of former Leicester and Exeter Chiefs flanker Julian Salvi.

The Titans saw their crunch match at Henley Hawks postponed due to snow last weekend and slipped to fourth as a result, with both Canterbury and Tonbridge Juddians winning.

Yapp said: “It was frustrating not to play - the provisional re-arrangement is either February 23 or 24, when some of our players are unavailable as it was set to be a free weekend so have made other arrangements.

“The other sides winning makes Saturday’s game very big, but we know Old Albanians are a tough side to play against.

“They have a couple of players I used to coach at Exeter University who haven’t played in the last couple of games but are due to play on Saturday, so that will make them stronger.

“We have been training indoors at 40 Commando, who have been very good to us, and the boys are itching to get back outdoors and playing.”

Salvi’s appearance will be the Australian’s first for Taunton in 2019 - he would have played at Henley had it gone ahead.

Wellington and Wiveliscombe were left kicking their heels last weekend but both return to action on Saturday.

Wellington, who were due to host Crediton last weekend before the weather intervened, face a tough trip to league leaders Sidmouth.

The hosts have won 15 of their 17 matches so far this season and are always a tough opponent at their Blackmore base.

The Red & Blacks can travel with confidence, however - they sit fourth and have secured convincing wins in each of their three matches in 2019 to date.

Wivey, meanwhile, face a crunch game in Somerset Premier as the top two go head-to-head.

Wivey currently have a nine-point cushion at the top and will be eager to extend that in their trip to second-placed Nailsea & Backwell.

The leaders were well beaten by Imperial in their last away match but recovered to defeat Weston-super-Mare 2nds the following week.

Elsewhere in the division, Minehead Barbarians travel to Hornets 2nds.

In Somerset 1, ninth-placed Wellington 2nds host Old Sulians, who sit fifth.

Somerset 2 South leaders Taunton Wanderers host third-placed Yeovil 2nds, while Wiveliscombe 2nds - scrapping at the wrong end of the table - host Somerton and two seaside towns go head-to-head as Minehead Barbarians 2nds travel to their Burnham-on-Sea counterparts.

Wyvern, who currently sit top of Somerset 3 South, do not play again until February 16, when third-placed Wincanton are the visitors.