Whitchurch coach Scott Sturdy has challenged his players' motivation to win all three remainibng leagues games to remain 100 per cent unbeaten this season.

The reds scraped past Walsall 36-21 on Saturday, having thrashed them earlier int he season, but the Reeds boss knows motivation for the end of the season will be tough.

He said: "We did not play particularly well against Walsall, but got the job done. With the league won and the fact we're not going to play in a final at Twickenham, motivation is going to be an issue.

"We've still got the chance of going through the league season with a 100 per cent record, which in itself is an incentive. But it's easy for me to say that, but keeping yourself focused when you're on the pitch is a lot more difficult.

"We were poor in the first half against Walsall. We were missing four or five key players, and lacked motivation.

"Conceding 12 penalties did not help, but we addressed the problems at half time, adapted to the referee and the opposition, and were a lot better after that. We scored five tries in the second half and, like we have done this season, we took our chances and showed that we know how to win games of rugby.

"We've got some players out now, but this will give opportunity for a couple of others to press their claims."