18th June 2015, 06:21
Top two clash at Treharris RFC
Conference South leaders Valley Cougars host Coventry Bears Reserves at Treharris RFC (kick-off 2.30pm), the day before Scorpions host their first team at Mountain Ash, and there’s nothing their director of rugby Paul Emanuelli would...
Saturday 20th June
Conference League South
Gloucestershire Warriors v Torfaen Tigers (Oxstalls Sports Park, 2.30pm)
Leicester Storm v Nottingham Outlaws (Brooksby Melton College, 2pm)
Sheffield Hallam Eagles v Oxford Cavaliers (Sheffield Hallam University, 2.30pm)
Valley Cougars v Coventry Bears Reserves (Treharris RFC, 2.30pm)
Conference South leaders Valley Cougars host Coventry Bears Reserves at Treharris RFC (kick-off 2.30pm), the day before Scorpions host their first team at Mountain Ash, and there’s nothing their director of rugby Paul Emanuelli would like to see than two wins out of two over the midlands side.
“Everyone is upbeat in the Cougars camp at the moment,” he said. “We've been on a decent run since our opening day defeat and Saturday will probably bring the biggest test of the season so far.
“It's first versus second at Treharris RFC and the boys won't need much rallying from head coaches Dai Hellard and Steve Bray to be up for this one. I know Scorpions players will be there supporting the Cougars and the same will happen on Sunday but the reverse way round. We want to start this big weekend with a win.”
Torfaen Tigers have an away game at Gloucestershire Warriors looking for their third win in a row.
A win will take them above fellow Welsh side The Raiders who have a bye week and could lift them as high as fifth in the nine-team league.
Coach Kyle Scrivens said: “We’re looking forward to the game, confidence is high on the back of a couple of wins. A few boys put their hands up last week in the development game against Bristol Sonics so there’s a lot of competition for places this week.
“Gloucester have had a mixed season as well, but we’re under no illusions that they'll be a tough outfit to beat on their own patch.”