Redruth want to maintain positive start for Adrian Edwards
Adrian Edwards' first competitive home game as head coach of Redruth could hardly be a bigger one.
The Recreation Ground hosts the "Inferno in Kernow" tomorrow, with the Cornish All Blacks looking to ruin Reds' positive start under Edwards.
Redruth began their National League Two South season with a 25-15 victory at Taunton.
That win is all the more significant given Redruth's poor away form in recent seasons – they won just four times on their travels last term.
However, the men from Launceston will hope to stall their rivals' progress, despite falling to a 33-29 defeat against Chinnor in their season's opener at Polson Bridge.
"It is huge for both clubs and both sets of supporters," said Edwards. "We all know this is a level playing field for this one and we will have to be on our game to get something out of it.
"Last week is underlined now. I am sure they will have gone back and looked at what they did well and not so well, just the same as we have.
"Everybody is looking to improve every week but I always say we have to concentrate on us. We've only got two nights a week to prepare so we have to focus on our game.
"It will be more than interesting – a very exciting game this week."
Much has been made of Edwards' ability to prepare a team during a pre-season period. He made a big impact as a strength and conditioning coach during his previous spell at the club.
But Edwards admits to small sense of relief when they got their season off to a winning start last weekend.
He said: "For all the training and pre-season friendlies you do, it only really matters when there is pressure on – when there are points at stake.
"I was happy with our start but I know there is work to do. We know what our strengths and weaknesses are and how we are going to play week in and week out."
Redruth will not look to alter their game-plan this weekend, they will merely look to play to their own strengths.
Edwards said: "The weather is good so the surface will allow attacking rugby from both teams.
"This is round two of 30-odd games. I know it is massive but you still have to prepare like it is a normal, big game.
"Just because it is Launceston it hasn't got to be different, it is just another big game on Saturday. Let's play as we mean to go on."
Edwards welcomes wing Lewis Vinnicombe and lock Luke Collins back into his squad this weekend but neither man is guaranteed a starting role.
"We have got a couple of late fitness tests but we have a couple back as well," said Edwards. "Lewis Vinnicombe was away last week as was Luke Collins, but they should be available this weekend.
"We had a number of lads who put their hands up last week so competition for places means quite a few are pushing for shirts and that is exactly what we wanted."
Redruth (from): C Bonds, Notman, Westren, Vassell, Vinnicombe, D Bonds, Parsons, Kellythorne, Thirlby, Goodfellow, Joyce, Williams, Brown, Jacques, Heath, Rayment, Cook, Collins, Fuca, Hambly, Duncan, Turner, Peacock.