WELLINGTON will be looking to end a run of five successive defeats - four in the league and one in the Somerset Cup - when they play away to Newton Abbot in Regional Two South West this afternoon (Sat).

Wellington lost 31-26 away to Truro last Saturday - against a side who had not won this season - after trailing 31-7 at one stage in the second half.

"Unfortunately, this is the situation we find ourselves," said Wellington's head coach Graham Dawe this week. "The only people who can get us out of this is the whole group."

"I think the skipper (Danny Lee) laid down the law at half time at Truro and read them the riot-act. Truro are a proud team at home."

Meanwhile, Wellington are hoping backs Ash Harney and Rob Hooper will both be available for the game against Newton Abbot who lost 20-12 to their rivals on their own ground last January. Wellington, in fact, completed the double over Newton Abbot last season, beating them 35-26 at home.

Wellington 2nd XI, who have moved up to fourth in Counties Three Somerset South following their win at Wiveliscombe last weekend, are home to Cheddar Valley who are only one off the bottom in the table, having won only one game this season.

Struggling Wiveliscombe, who have lost all eight of their fixtures in Counties Western West, are home to Bideford who are only two places above them. The North Devon outfit lost 34-15 at home to leaders Plymstock Albion Oaks last weekend.

Wiveliscombe 2nd XV will be looking to bounce back after their derby defeat by Wellington when they play away to bottom side Burnham on Sea in Counties Three Somerset South. Burnham have yet to record a victory.