THORNBURY have arranged to play three pre-season games in August with the seconds and thirds combining for a game and the Development XV also playing.

Thorns start on Saturday, August 16, with a double-header at home to Aberavon Quins – the Development XV playing their youth side at 1pm followed by a match between the firsts at 3pm.

The firsts are at North Bristol under lights on Thursday, August 21 and then finish off with a home game against Devizes, who are in South West One East on Saturday, August 30.

That kicks off at 3pm after Thornbury seconds and thirds combine to play Old Colstonians at 1pm.