DARLINGTON are finally able to hand debuts to former Mowden Park pair Andy Pugh and Chris Oakley against Durham City today.

Registration delays meant the centre and second row respectively had to play in the seconds last week as the first team lost 48-5 at Driffield.

Joe Oselton makes his first start since overcoming a knee problem, while Dave Tunstead will not be involved as his visa is yet to arrive.

Mowden go to Chester and make three changes to the team which beat Birkenhead Park last Saturday. At second row, Gareth Lodge comes back into the side, replacing coach Peter Taylor, while the injury to Luke Monument sees Andy Wilson come in.

Ian Keeligan starts at loose head, replacing the injured Howie Murray, while Dan Miller moves over to hooker.

With the exception of Taylor, it is the same team that closed out the 25-15 victory at Yiewsley Drive.

Westoe take on Kendal in National Two North, while in North One East Gateshead travel to Carlisle.

Blaydon director of rugby Tom Rock is hoping the strength in depth of the squad will cushion the blow of losing three key players.

Rock is confident the side are more than capable of matching National One highflyers London Scottish.

Scotland Sevens cap Scott Riddell is playing overseas in two IRB World Series legs, while Mark Wilson and Andrew Archibald will turn out for England Students against Portugal this weekend.

“We know Scottish are one of the top sides but there’s no one we fear, even if they are playing at their very best.

“We’re really pleased with the strength of our squad and we have players who have been desperate for chances, and now those chances arise.

“They are a very wily side and slow down ball very well, but if we can navigate those problems then we’ll give ourselves a good chance of playing the kind of rugby that caused Redruth so many problems last week.”

Tynedale entertain thirdplaced Launceston, where a win would make it three on the trot for 2010.

Third placed Stockton host sixth placed Gosforth, whom they beat 21-13 on the plastic pitch at Druid Park in mid October.

It is usually a tight encounter and a victory for Stockton will keep the pressure on second placed Team Northumbria .

Stockton are able to recall try scoring full back Tom Jeffery so experienced Andy Bare moves to the bench with teenage winger Shaun Mclaren making way.