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Triple header with Junior Origin in Llanelli

25th June 2015, 08:08

Triple header with Junior Origin in Llanelli

It’s a big day in Llanelli on Saturday with a triple header of Rugby League.

It’s a big day in Llanelli on Saturday with a triple header of Rugby League.

 

The Raiders take on Gloucestershire Warriors in the RFL Conference South at Stebonheath Park (kick-off 2.30pm) looking to keep the home winning record intact.

 

Beforehand, at 11am and 12.15pm, West Wales take on East Wales at under 14 and 15 level in the second leg of their battle which kicked off at Cardiff Arms Park last month. The East side lead in each encounter, with the 14s winning 32-18 and the 15s 20-8 from the first clash.

 

The Raiders are currently in eighth place in Conference South and have had a tough draw. Due to postponements from no fault of their own, they’ve only played six games so far with just two at home, and everyone else having played eight or nine.

 

Having beaten their two Welsh Rivals at home, The Raiders will be looking to take their first English scalp. They lost to a well drilled Nottingham outfit on their last outing three weeks ago so they will be keen to get back playing.

 

Director Andrew Thorne said: “We have a number of players returning from injury which will bolster the squad ready for our third home game.

 

“We’ve had a break which has allowed players to recover but all this has disrupted the season a little. We haven’t travelled well this year due to injuries and work commitments but that should now change and help us kick start the second part of the season.

 

“Our away games haven’t gone to plan but this is our first season and I am happy that we have fulfilled all our fixtures to date. 

 

“We have six home games and four away games left to put our season right, we have seen the camp grow since we started and we now have young talent working their way through ranks and playing in the Welsh conference.

 

“I’m looking forward to this weekend especially as we have the West vs East Wales Junior Origins at Stebonheath park for the first time.

 

Meanwhile Valley Cougars travel to Nottingham Outlaws knowing that another tough test is ahead of them.

 

The Cougars have won eight matches in a row but Nottingham are the new second placed side and are just four points behind them in the table.

 

Cougars’ director of rugby Paul Emanuelli said: “It's another big game for us with it being first versus second for the second week running.

 

“We played Nottingham four times last year and every game was a battle, we've prepared well all week and we look forward to it.”