Cornish Pirates wing Wes Davies scored a hat- trick for Worcester against his present club when the sides were last paired together at this level in the

2003/04 season. On Sunday, he showed he has lost none of his scoring touch with one of the Pirates’ five tries in a 40-15 win over Rotherham. Worcester

were locked at 18- all going into the final minute of their game at Bedford until Andy Goode struck a drop goal and converted Marcel Garvey’s try – his fifth of

the season – to hand the Warriors an eighth straight win.

‘Second city’ bragging rights will be on the line at Damson Park on Sunday in the basement battle between Birmingham & Solihull and Moseley. Moseley fell

just four points shy of conceding a record total of points conceded in a home league game when they went down 68-22 to London Welsh. The 10- try rout,

which included a four- timer for Josh Drauniniu, lifted the Exiles up to second in the table.

Including last season’s semi- final defeat, London Welsh have lost their last five matches against Bristol who they play next. An 83rd- minute try from skipper

Iain Grieve got Bristol back to winning ways against Nottingham.

Esher drew 10- all in a drab affair against Plymouth and director of rugby Mike Schmid will be hoping for a better showing against his former club Rotherham

at Clifton Lane on Saturday. Albion are at home to Doncaster who came away from Brickfields with a 21-6 win last season.