Percy Park Preview

By Dave Picken - October 7 2016
Percy Park Preview For the first time this season we won't be playing a Yorkshire side in the  league. Percy Park are the opposition and no doubt providing the usual stiff test on their own pitch. The kick off is at 3.00, but if you want to support our Under 14's or 15's get up there for 1.30 kick offs - a great way to start a rugby Saturday  .....

Once again there are enforced changes through a combination of injuries and weddings.

Props Adam Coates and Tim Blades are carrying knocks so Michael Hogan will continue in the front row with Ross Wood returning. Hogey was a possibility for the second row berth made vacant by Jay Corbett's attendance at a wedding alongside Alex Barker, however the injuries mean that skipper Dan Boatman moves to lock with Aaron Myers making his first start in the back row alongside Lee Maddison and Sam Miller.

Rob Thorn has been getting back to his powerful best in the last couple of weeks, but he has work commitments. Fortunately, Will Hilditch (pictured) has recovered from his concussion and returns as the only change to a back division which played its part in the nine try win against Bradford and Bingley.

Jack Angus returns to provide front row cover, and he'll be on the bench alongside Paul Moss and Joe Rafferty.

Park are currently in 10th place but they have won both of their home games so far - against Morpeth and City - and have been very unlucky in starting the season with tough trips to Penrith, Alnwick and Pocklington.

There is no game for the Firsts next week which will provide  a much needed break for the squad.

West: Zac Southern, Luke Mallinson, Liam Checksfield, Peter Youll, Will Hilditch, Gavin Painter, Ryan Painter, Ross Wood, Andrew Rollins,  Michael Hogan, John Bunter, Dan Boatman (capt), Aaron Myers, Lee Maddison, Sam Miller.

Changes: Jack Angus, Paul Moss,Joe Rafferty.

 
Percy Park Preview
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07/10/2016 09:42
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Re: Percy Park Preview
Denny Dixon (IP Logged)
07/10/2016 13:45
Good Luck to the guys tomorrow. Always a tough place to win at!!So will need plenty of positive attitude and commitment. C'mon WEST!!

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