Match Preview – Hunslet (h)
May 12, 2023
Cornwall RLFC are back in action at home for the first time since the Easter weekend tomorrow, with Hunslet the visitors – 1.00pm.
Ahead of this Betfred League 1 Round Eight clash against the Parksiders, here is all your essential pre-match information.
Mem chief Mike Abbott has named his 21-man squad for Saturday’s Betfred League 1 clash against Hunslet.
He makes two changes from the squad which travelled to Oldham last time out.
Prop Leo Tennison has returned to parent club Hull Kingston Rovers after a short, but impressive loan spell.
His place is taken in the squad by Jermarie Chatham who returns to the fray after missing both the Oldham trip and April’s visit to league leaders Dewsbury Rams. Louis Singleton drops out with Nick Slaney taking the hooker’s squad spot.
There is still no place in the side for George Mitchell who continues to recover from a hamstring injury picked up in training.
But in better injury news for the Choughs, Brad Howe is fully fit again after picking up a hand injury last month. The former Redruth rugby union man will be pushing for a spot in Abbott’s matchday 18 against the play-off chasing Parksiders.
Hunslet have revealed their 21-man squad for this round eight clash.
Head coach Alan Kilshaw has named former Chough Nathan Conroy in his travelling parting alongside powerful prop duo Harvey Hallas and Steve Crossley.
But there is no place for long-serving full-back Jimmy Watson who suffered a hand injury whilst working. The Parksiders are also without Jordan Bull (England Universities selection), Matt Beharall (family commitment), Spencer Darley (work commitments) and Dan McGrath (holiday).
Fraser Stroud is a long-term casualty for Hunslet while Jake Sweeeting will face a fitness test as he recovers from a quad injury.
We’ve Met Before:
08/05/22 – Hunslet 52 Cornwall 16 (L1 R7)
02/07/22 – Cornwall 24 Hunslet 36 (L1 R13)
From the dugouts:
Cornwall vice-captain Jake Lloyd sat down to discuss Sunday’s game with cornwallrlfc.co.uk.
Meanwhile, Hunslet chief Alan Kilshaw has also been previewing the Memorial Ground match.
“We have trained very well, we are in good shape, and we have used this period of no fixtures to develop and become stronger,” said Kilshaw.
“I’m expecting a strong performance from the group, and they know what type of effort is required to come up with that.
“We prepare the same for every game, as if it is a final, and this is no different. The Choughs have had a big improvement in performances, from the heavy defeat at Dewsbury to a much more impressive display last week at Oldham.
“We are very aware of the threat they pose on their own ground, and of course the logistical challenges that a match in Cornwall can present.”
Three officials have been appointed for Saturday’s game with one still to be confirmed
Referee: Matthew Lynn
Touch judges: Peter Wroe & TBC
Reserve referee: James Flood
Principal or Alternate?
For a second consecutive weekend, Cornwall will play in the club’s principal combination for 2023.
Tickets are available at a discounted rate in advance of tomorrow’s match. On the day prices rise and are also listed below.
Seated: £15 (£18 on the day)
Adult Standing: £10 (£12 on the day)
Under-16s standing: £5 (£6 on the day)
Under-5s standing: FREE
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