West Leeds Preview Mk II

By Dave Picken - February 9 2018
West Leeds Preview Mk II Our first every game against West Leeds should have gone ahead back in December - only for a frozen pitch to shunt the game back to this week. It's fair to say that selection for the original game was pretty straightforward - it has been anything but for the coaches this week after a perfect storm of injuries, suspensions and other commitments ..

Last week's defeat on a heavy Bridlington pitch left its mark with two yellow cards, and a one week suspension, for skipper Ryan Painter,  with second row John Bunter suffering a concussion and Jay Corbett a back injury.

Centres Peter Youll and Liam Checksfield are both unavailable, thanks to ski-ing and university commitments, as is hooker  Adam Brown.

Matty Siddle comes in at scrum half and he'll be up against Joe Bedford the former Rotherham, Leeds and Newport Gwent Dragons scrum half .

It will also be the first time the Tyers brothers play together in the First XV with Matt coming in on the wing and James in the second row in place of Bunter.

Rob Thorn is available again and takes one of the vacant centre berths alongside Will Hilditch. There's also a welcome return in the back row for Alex Barker who was on top form at the start of the season before breaking a bone in his foot.  Andrew Rollins takes over as skipper.

West Leeds are making their first visit after gaining  promotion from Yorkshire One. They’re sitting comfortably in mid-table and have a pacy back three which includes former Leeds and Wigan rugby league winger Mark Calderwood.

 

West: Zac Southern, James Tyers, Will Hilditch, Rob Thorn, Adam Peacock, Gavin Painter, Matt Siddle, Adam Coates, Andrew Rollins (capt),Jake Linighan,  James Tyers, Alex Barker,  Andrew Turner.

Changes: Johnny Hunter, Joe Rafferty, TBC.

 
West Leeds Preview Mk II
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09/02/2018 09:53
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Re: West Leeds Preview Mk II
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09/02/2018 17:54
Good luck to everyone.

Stand fast lads - no surrender !

Are all of the Rome-Moscow Party back safely by the way ?

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