Market Rasen Rugby Club 1st XV kick off the new season with a tough away match at Mansfield this Saturday.
The red and greens Midlands East 1 league game kicks off at 3pm.
Rasen will be looking to build on the progress made in the second half of last season when they had an unbeaten run following a shaky start pre-Christmas.
This is the red and greens second season in this division and no doubt lessons have been learned since promotion in the 2011/2012 campaign.
The club enjoyed a very successful pre-season training camp with the Leicester Tigers and follow up this weekend’s match with another away fixture at Peterborough Lions on Saturday September 14.
Fans will have to wait until Saturday September 21 to watch the red and greens at their Willingham Road ground, when Matlock will be the visitors.
There is action at Willingham Road this Saturday though when the 2nd XV look to kick start the season with victory against Mansfield 2nds in the Notts Pennant League.