MALVERN Rugby Club kick off their pre-season friendlies tomorrow with both first and development XVs hosting Bridgnorth (1.30pm).

Director of rugby Dave Irish said: “We now have a youth section which, under the watchful eye of several former senior players, is producing an abundance of talent.

“While we recognise we are bound to lose some lads as they go off to university, we know we have a nucleus of talent within the club which will go a long way to securing a good future both on and off the field of play.”