CHINEHAM Lions RFC will play the biggest game in their history on Saturday, when they host Fareham Heathens in the final of the Hampshire Plate.

Victory would be the perfect way to cap off an already excellent season for the Lions, who completed their successful league campaign with a 53-22 victory away at Nomads on Saturday.

They ended the season second in Hampshire Two, winning promotion to Hampshire One, and would love to make it a double by claiming the Hampshire Plate for the first time in their history.

Standing in their way are Hampshire One outfit Fareham Heathens, who finished fifth in their first season at that level, having been promoted this time last year.

Chineham’s road to the final saw them beat local rivals Overton 26-21 in the first round. They then upset two Hampshire One teams, beating Romsey 70-5 and Petersfield 17-5 to reach the final.

The game will be played at May’s Bounty on Saturday, with kick-off at 3pm.