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Tigers face Nottingham in big Saturday game

2nd July 2015, 14:22

Tigers face Nottingham in big Saturday game

There are big clashes for all three of Wales’ RFL Conference League South sides this Saturday with all now in the hunt for a top four position and an end of season play-off place.

There are big clashes for all three of Wales’ RFL Conference League South sides this Saturday with all now in the hunt for a top four position and an end of season play-off place.

 

Torfaen Tigers host Nottingham Outlaws at Cwmbran RFC (kick-off 2.30pm) knowing that a win will not only help themselves but their friends and neighbours in Valley Cougars who are hoping to hang on to top spot.

 

Tigers’ coach Jamie Williams said: “We’ve turned around our early season form to climb up the table and we’re in touching distance of the play-offs. We know Nottingham will be tough as they beat the Cougars last week but results can go in any direction in this league and us being at home is a big advantage. It’s set to be an exciting contest.”

 

Valley Cougars travel to Sheffield Hallam Eagles looking for their third win in a row against the 2013 champions.

 

The Treharris-based side sneaked a home win over the Eagles earlier this season but coach Dafydd Hellard knows that travelling to Sheffield is one of the toughest trips of the year.

 

“Everyone who travelled to Sheffield last year will remember how tough it was,” he said. “We proved a point by beating them in last year’s Grand Final, now we want a double over them to keep our top spot.”

 

The Raiders also face a trip to the midlands with Coventry Bears Reserves their opponents.

 

The Bears are another of the division’s front runners so the Llanelli-based side, who have won all their home games and lost every away game, know they’ll have to perform well to turn the form book around.

 

Raiders’ team manager Peter Tiffin said: “As staff we have all sat down and discussed the remaining games we have this season and outlined how important July is for our progression in Conference League South.

 

“It begins with a tough trip to Coventry, we have seen that they are playing well from their current results but we shall be going in to this fixture in full confidence from our win against Gloucester last week.”