Ampthill travel to the birthplace of community club rugby this weekend for their National One league fixture against Blackheath RFC, who were founded in 1858 and are the oldest ‘open’ rugby club in the world, open for any member of the public to join.
The A's go into the game second in the table having played two thirds of their 30-game season, as they are ahead of former Championship-sides Plymouth and Birmingham Moseley in the standings.
Director of rugby Mark Lavery said: "They’ve a fantastic set up down there. The facilities are excellent, the pitch is perfect, and they know how to beat Ampthill; neither our firsts or our seconds have ever beaten them and they’re rightly favourites to win on Saturday.
“That said, they’ve lost a couple on the bounce and we’re on a nice little run, we’re beginning to go okay."
There’s a few adjustments for Ampthill in front; Matt Beasley [loosehead] and Reece Marshall [hooker], both on loan from Northampton, start on the front row former Tongan international Aleki Lutui [tighthead].
Mike Howard, on loan from Bedford, joins Paino Hehea in the second row, with Joe Bercis [openside], Matt Burke [blindside] and Maama Molitika  completing the A’s pack.
With duel-registered Saints scrum half Alex Mitchell away on England U20 duty, Ben Calder steps in at 9, partnering Joe Tarrant  at half-back; Steff Jones  and Sam Hanks  are paired in the centre with Sam Baker , Jonny Morgan  and Karim Lynch  completing Ampthill’s starting XV.