Peterborough RUFC travel to leaders without 15 senior players, while Peterborough Lions seek a change of fortune after suffering late heartbreak, junior round-up
But fifth-placed Borough, who were without a fixture last weekend, have promised to have a real go against a team led by their former coach Phil Powell.
Borough head coach Shane Manning said: “ONs are the form team at the moment. I'd usually be confident against any side in the league, but we have an injury list as long as your arm! We have around 15 players unavailable for the next few games so it's going to be tough until the end of the month.
“Our depth will be really challenged, but it's a chance for some of the players who aren't first team regulars to make their mark. It's going to be hard game so all we can do is give our best shot."
Peterborough Lions’ troubled season continued with a last-gasp defeat at home to Leighton Buzzard last weekend. They conceded a late try to lose 26-22 at Bretton Park
Lions remain bottom of the table after five defeats in five matches. They are on -3 points having suffered a five point deduction for conceding a fixture earlier in the season.
Lions are at next-to-bottom Old Laurentians on Saturday.
Peterborough RUFC Under 18s celebrated their best win of the season by hammering East Midands League favourites Bedford 47-5.
Theo Forbes scored two tries, with one apiece for Jakub Balcerzak, Theo Briston, Harry Auchterlonie, Tom Payne and David Udoka Ekpete-Okeke. Harry Anderson kicked six of seven conversions.
The under 16 boys won their East Midlands League match against St Neots 26-17, thanks to a try apiece from Stu Bradbury, Jesse Howell and Jack Wheatley while Jacob Milner added two penalties and a conversion, with Howell getting the other penalty.
There was a crushing defeat for the under 16 girls 57-17 at Norwich. Sian Louw scored her first try for the club with Jemima Mitchell and Abi Tuson scoring the others.
Noah Hendry celebrated a hat-trick of tries as the under 15 boys were unlucky to lose an East Midlands Cup 35-34 at Daventry. Eddie Anderson added two tries and two conversions, with Ollie Burpitt also crossing.
Charlotte Badger scored four tries and kicked six conversions as the under 14 girls launched their Eastern Counties League campaign with a 57-31 win at Norwich.
Imi Bradney and Ilona Steenkamp claimed two tries apiece and Ruby Wadsley scored the other.
The under 13 boys opened their A1 Corridor League campaign with a 50-35 win over St Neots, thanks to six tries from Osker Stocks and four from Harry Bennett.
The under 14 boys went down 17-12 in a friendly away at Lincoln, with two tries from newcomer Alex Fidler, and one conversion from Harvey Fletcher.