Match Preview – Hunslet (a)
June 17, 2023
Cornwall RLFC make a second visit to the South Leeds Stadium tomorrow as Mike Abbott’s side face off against Hunslet.
Ahead of this Betfred League 1 Round 13 clash against the Parksiders, here is all your essential pre-match information.
The Choughs delivered a much-improved showing in their most recent match at home to Dewsbury Rams although for the trip to Leeds, head coach Mike Abbott is left with mixed selection news.
Coby Nichol is unavailable as he serves the first of a two game suspension picked up for a dangerous throw offence in the defeat at Workington earlier this month.
Prop Jack Ray is still missing through injury, along with George Mitchell who is still recovering from a hamstring injury.
However, Nathan Cullen has recovered from a bout of tonsillitis while Adam Rusling and Luke Collins are both back in contention too.
New loan signing Tyler Walton goes straight into the travelling party after he signed for Cornwall on loan from Championship strugglers Newcastle Thunder. Although Morgan Punchard’s loan from Hunslet is still active, he is unable to play for Cornwall against his parent club.
If selected, Tom Ashton will make his 100th senior appearance against one of his former clubs.
Hunslet have named their 21-man squad for tomorrow’s game.
Jimmy Watson returns to the Hunslet fold and if picked, will play his 200th senior game.
The Parksiders have also added loan duo Marcus Green and Miles Lawford from Championship side Bradford Bulls. Prop Green made two appearance for the Choughs last season whilst dual-registered with the Bulls.
We’ve Met Before:
08/05/22 – Hunslet 52 Cornwall 16 (L1 R7)
02/07/22 – Cornwall 24 Hunslet 36 (L1 R13)
13/05/23 – Cornwall 10 Sunset 54 (L1 R8)
From the dugouts:
Cornwall head coach Mike Abbott sat down with the club’s media team to preview Sunday’s game.
Meanwhile, Abbott’s opposite number Alan Kilshaw has been speaking ahead of Sunday’s game.
“We have had a lot of honest conversations since the Oldham game and sometimes a longer period of reflection after a poor performance isn’t a bad thing,” he said.
“We know we have to be at a certain level each and every week in our preparation and practice, irrelevant of the opposition and the standings in the league. We have added to the squad to push the intensity up in our performances, and to ensure there is no complacency in the group.”
Four officials have been appointed for Sunday’s game.
Referee: Andrew Sweet
Touch judges: Will Gilder & Alex Cameron
Reserve referee: Josh Ruckledge
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