Points scoring in the Championship has hit a new high at the halfway point of the ‘regular’ season. After 11 rounds of action, 49.7 points on average are being

scored per game – the highest figure at this stage of the season for the last five years.

A 1,246 crowd were treated to a 72- point thriller at Molesey Road as Doncaster ran in six tries to Esher’s four in a 38-34 victory. The fifth- placed Knights will

now look to overturn their early season defeat to Moseley when the two sides meet at Billesley Common on Friday. Esher will hope to do the double on


Bristol kicked off another high- scoring round of matches last Friday with a 20-19 win at Plymouth – their first away win. Albion are at Worcester who ended

London Welsh’s 100% home record on Sunday.

London Welsh entertain the Cornish Pirates no doubt still smarting from the 22-3 loss in the away fixture. The in- form Pirates ran out 36-10 winners at

Nottingham, with fullback Rob Cook converting all three of his side’s tries as well as landing five penalties for a personal haul of 21 points. Nottingham host

Birmingham & Solihull who they have never lost to since being promoted to this level in 2004. The Bees go into the game on the back of a 31-18 loss at home

to Bedford.

You have to go back to this time four years ago to discover the Blues’ last home loss to Rotherham, their visitors on Saturday.