Rugby teams ready for 2014 kick-off

LOCAL rugby sides return to action this Saturday - weather permitting - after their Christmas break.

Chichester’s bid for glory in London one south sees them make the tricky trip to Hove.

The Blues’ promotion bid was hit by successive defeats to Gravesend and Wimbledon but they got it back on track with a home win over Havant last time out.

Bognor were due to resume their Hampshire division-one campaign at home to Southampton but the pitch at Hampshire Avenue is waterlogged and it has been rearranged for January 18.

Midhurst go to Newick in the Sussex Intermediate - as long as the weather doesn’t do its worst in the meantime.