Four-star Sandal eye win sign-off

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SANDAL RUFC play their final home game of the National League 3 North season on Saturday, aiming to extend their current unbeaten run of four matches.

Rossendale are the visitors to Milnthorpe Green. Sandal triumphed 31-16 at Marl Pits last October, but the Lancashire side now sit third in the league table.

And victory over Sandal combined with a defeat for second-placed Chester at Birkenhead Park would mean Rossendale finishing runners up.

This scenario would result in Rossendale going into the play-off match for promotion to National 2 North - so they have plenty to play for.

The Milnthorpe Green side on the other hand sit comfortably in mid-table, but as head coach Jim Kilfoyle has stated, Sandal are still looking to finish the season positively and finish as high up the league as possible.

Fly-half Greg Wood and second row James Riley are available again as is prop Ash Norbury who replaces his brother Rob, who is unavailable.

Centre Andy Hall is absent owing to work commitments so captain Dan McCormack moves inside to take over the no12 shirt with Dave Martin returning to the left wing.

Squad v Rossendale (kick-off 3pm): T Hodson, A Orr, D Mitchell, D McCormack, D Martin, T Smith, G Wood, G Newman, J Purcell, J Heron, A Norbury, L Norbury, J Riley, A Thompson, R Overton, S Maguire, A Burgess, S Whittingham.

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