Sandal face another tough challenge

Ash Norbury
Ash Norbury

FOR the second successive week, Sandal RUFC first team take on one of the high fliers in National League 3 North when they host Rossendale today, Saturday.

Jim Kilfoyle’s troops put up a gallant fight against league leaders Darlington Mowden Park last weekend but lost out 29-10.

However, their performance will give them heart going into their clash with third-placed Rossendale at Milnthorpe Green.

Austen Thompson and centre Mark Pease are both unavailable through work commitments while winger Stef Lig is also out having aggravated an old injury.

However, Tom Proctor steps back into the second row and Tom Smith, Jake Mulhern and Ash Norbury are also selected in the match day squad.

Sandal 1st XV v Rossendale (home, 2.15pm): T Coad, A Orr, D Martin, D McCormack, J Mulhern, T Smith, G Wood, G Newman, L Norbury, J Heron, R Norbury, A Norbury, J Riley, T Proctor, S Maguire, J Stewart, T Hirst, M Sowerby.

Read this week’s Wakefield Express for more rugby union news, including an interview with new England boss Stuart Lancaster.