The Arena Essex Hammers travel down to the Oak Tree Arena in Somerset on Wednesday for a Premier League match against the Somerset Rebels followed by a home meeting with Swindon on Friday night.

They will be looking to gain at least the bonus point for the aggregate win over the Rebels following the 22-point victory over them at Purfleet back in July. Somerset are at present lingering at the bottom of the Premier League table and a win for the Hammers is not out of the question.

Swindon are currently in third place in the Premier League and will be looking for an away win to consolidate their position in the League. The Hammers will be going all out to ensure another home victory and if they manage to win by at least nine points they will also secure the bonus point having lost down at Swindon's Abbey Stadium 41-49 earlier in the year.

The Robins are expected to be missing Oliver Allen and Jamie Smith as both are at present sidelined with injuries. The Swindon management will be looking to book in a guest to replace Allen but will resort to using the rider replacement facility for Smith.



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