Barnstaple will be in unknown territory this Saturday when Drybrook pay a maiden South West Premier Division visit to Pottington Road.

The village side from Gloucestershire are new boys in the division having come up from South West One as champions in April.

Barnstaple have never played Drybrook before and the only pre-match intelligence they have on them is anecdotal.

Jeremy Chugg, the chairman of rugby at Barnstaple, said it appeared Drybrook are rapidly getting to grips with their new environment.

“They were a bit up and down for the first couple of weeks, which you would expect from any new team at this level,” said Chugg.

“Their last two games have both been wins, which tells you they are finding their feet.

“One of those wins was at Newton Abbot, who are an established team at our level, so they must be doing something right.”

Barnstaple had no game last Saturday, which was a rest round after six successive matches.

The rest allowed time for injuries to clear up and came at a good time for Barnstaple.

“It is a long old season and a weekend off does not do any harm,” said Chugg.

The second XV did get a match in at Pottington, where they defeated Teignmouth 31-17 in a Merit Table fixture.