Director of rugby Steve Hill reckons his men will rise to the challenge of being the underdog over the next four weeks.

An injury-ravaged Richmond, without skipper Will Warden, Jason Phipps and Will Browne, secured a fine 38-17 home win over Tynedale at the Athletic Ground on Saturday to secure their first win of 2015.

Sixth-placed Richmond face leaders Ealing, second-placed Coventry, derby rivals Blackheath and third-placed Rosslyn Park in their next four fixtures.

And Hill insists his men are motivated to upset the apple cart.

“The players worked incredibly hard for this very important win on Saturday,” he said.

“Injuries meant this was a very different looking Richmond side to the one that played in Tynedale earlier in the season, however all players stepped up yesterday to secure a crucial five points.

“We will be going in as underdogs to our next four matches. Our aim is very much to upset the expected outcomes.”