Pocklington RUFC enter unknown cup territory when they host Aldwinians in the fourth round of the Powergen Junior Vase tomorrow.

Pock, who reached the fifth round last year, have got this far by the back door this season - two of their three opponents having conceded their games. But they will face a sterner task against Manchester-based Aldwinians, who dismissed Keswick 39-0 in the last round and are having a successful league season, topping the North Lancashire division one table.

Pock are without skipper Matt Atkinson but John Ainslie returns to take his place in the second row. In the backs, Charlie Allen is back at Bath University, allowing player-coach Guy Hope and vice-captain Sandy Mitchell to return to the squad after missing last week through injury and unavailability. The game kicks off early at 2pm in case extra time is needed.

On Sunday, there is a double bill of junior rugby with Pock under-16s against Doncaster at 11am, and the U17s facing Darlington Mowden Park at 1pm.

Harrogate will look to find form at home to Stourbridge in National Two, while York RI visit Skipton in Yorkshire Three.

Selby are in Yorkshire Shield action at Yorkshire Two side Ripon.

Toby Pemberton, who has been at full-back for the last two weeks is rested to the bench, replaced by Rich Topping. Sam Weller, without RAF commitments, starts on the wing with Andy Bennett and Shaun Austerfield taking the centre positions.

The half-back combination of Mathew Smith and Dan Porter, which has worked well recently, is retained.

Paul North, who normally hooks for the second XV, comes into the side with Shane Sellers resting. Craig Daltrey, at prop, and Ben Aked, number seven, both products of the academy, are given their first-team debuts. Veteran prop Mark Tomlinson and young utility forward Jonathon Crane are subs.

Malton and Norton's friendly against Bridlington was cancelled last week as Brid are in cup action, with Malt now resting ahead of league clashes with nearest rivals Horden and Northern.

Updated: 11:21 Friday, November 25, 2005