NEW-look Stourbridge RFC will travel to National League Two whipping boys Waterloo this Saturday after director of rugby Neil Mitchell confirmed he will be making 10 changes to the starting line-up.

Mitchell has decided to make the changes due to injury, unavailability and tiredness after watching his side go down 37-31 to a strong Cinderford side on Saturday.

The head coach will be without wingers John Holtby and Martin Freeman for the trip to Merseyside due to rugby sevens commitments in Hong Kong.

Mitchell has also decided it was time to give his front row a break from the coal face after a long arduous season with Joe Baker, Harry Collins and Jack Gelding coming in, while Will Foden is set for his debut at open-side flanker.

The back division will also see a major re-shuffle with Mitchell going for the defensive strengths of Danny Pointon, Olly Grove and Jon Hall in the centre of the park.

Mitchell said the long-list of changes were necessary and not a case of taking the league’s basement boys lightly.

He said: “Due to a number of reasons we have deemed it necessary to make 10 positional and player changes for the Waterloo game.

“It is in no way a case of us taking Waterloo lightly because no-one who will be starting on Saturday will be there to make up the numbers.

“Waterloo have suffered some heavy defeats on their travels but at home they are a different animal and they will play with plenty of pride and passion.

“We have brought Olly and Jon in because they are tackling machines to stop their danger men, which are their centres.

“We have named the team early because we believe it’s key they can run and play together in training ahead of the game.”