Rugby Union: Sandal host in-form Percy Park

Mark Pease
Mark Pease

AFTER last weekend’s trip to Chester, Sandal face another tough test in National 3 North when third-place Percy Park visit Milnthorpe Green today, Saturday.

The North Shields side have made an impressive start following their promotion at the end of last season and only lost their unbeaten record in a one-point loss at Waterloo last Saturday.

During the summer, Park recruited ex-Newcastle Falcons, Bath and Leeds Carnegie back Michael Stephenson, who won three England caps while at the Falcons as player-coach.

Sandal continue to be without winger Alex Orr, centre Dan McCormack and scrum-half Gareth Newman all through injury while centre Joe Allott is unavailable.

Centre Mark Pease returns from work commitments and flanker Jonny Gatus has recovered from his hamstring pull and is named in the match day squad.

Sandal squad v Percy Park (home, kick off 3pm): T Coad, J Ellar, M Pease, D Martin, J Atkinson, S Frewin, G Wood, M Whittingham, J Purcell, J Heron, R Norbury, A Norbury, L Norbury, A Thompson, J Riley, R Overton, J Stewart, S Maguire, J Gatus, S Whittingham.

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