Ealing Trailfinders might be in good form but know they must put in the hard yards when they meet local rivals London Scottish on Friday evening.

The Green and Whites head into the contest with their familiar foes high on confidence, looking for their third win in a row after victories over Nottingham and Ampthill in the last fortnight.

Those victories have left the Trailfinders third but there is a reluctance to get carried away amongst the squad, especially with the ever-challenging visit to The Athletic Ground in store. 

“We always have great battles with London Scottish so it’s a game that we are very much looking forward to," said forwards coach Glen Townson.

“Away from home you have to do the tough stuff and roll up your sleeves which is exactly what we’ll need on Friday.

“The Athletic Ground is a great place to play so we’ll go there and be excited about a local derby as we look to keep our recent form going.”

Ben Ward’s men have made three changes to the starting line-up that rammed home 11 tries against Ampthill in their 77-26 win last weekend performance last weekend.

Sam Dickinson comes in to the second row alongside James Cannon while Kieran Murphy is back in the number six shirt and Craig Willis returns at fly-half.