New Milton RFC earned themselves another bash at London 3 South-West when they won their end-of-season play-off game against Old Whitgiftian.

Milton tomorrow head for Basingstoke, who are one of four Hampshire clubs competing at this level.

Portsmouth dropped down a tier and Trojans kick off another SW3 season with new coach Rudi Kochanowski taking the reins as his side start at home to Warlingham.

Trojans secured a mid-table spot last term but finished the season on a high by beating Eastleigh in the final of the Hampshire Bowl.

Millbrook’s stay in London SW3 was short-lived and they will compete at Hampshire 1 level once more – relegated along with US Portsmouth.

Brook have lost the services of talented second row Luke Wilson, who has quickly settled into London 1 level with neighbours Totts.

But three or four new players have arrived at Five Acres, and a couple of colts are now available for first team duties.

Coach Mark Randall said: “I’m not going to make any predictions.

“Our aim is to go out and try to win every game and if that happens the league table will look after itself.”

Hampshire 2 clubs start their new season on September 21.