MORPETH Rugby Club is confident of a better season than last after putting together a stronger squad.
The first team face a trip to West Yorkshire on Saturday to start their North One East campaign against Old Crossleyans.
Captain Jo Forsythe said: “Pre-season has gone very well and we have worked hard on our strength and fitness so that we can keep the ball rolling for longer in attack.
“We have a couple of new faces and some players have returned from university to give us more strength in depth, which means we are in a better place to cope with injuries. We’re aiming to finish in the top half of the league.”