18th June 2016, 08:15
England v Wales day in Cheltenham on Sunday
There's an England v Wales double header clash in Cheltenham on Sunday as North Wales Crusaders and West Wales Raiders visit Gloucestershire All Golds. Back in South Wales, the Scorpions take on London Skolars at Caerphilly RFC.
There's an England v Wales double header clash in Cheltenham on Sunday as North Wales Crusaders and West Wales Raiders visit Gloucestershire All Golds.
The first team clash is on first at 3pm with Crusaders aiming for a place in the top eight play-offs of League 1 with the All Golds looking for just their third win of the campaign.
Then at 5pm, West Wales Raiders from Llanelli take on the All Golds' second string in Conference South match where both teams will be missing players who are on Student international duty.
Crusaders' coach Anthony Murray said: It’s going to be a tough game down at Gloucester. They want to be in that top eight or the top of that bottom seven. They may have been on a losing streak but they’ve only just been losing, there’s only been a couple of points in it and they’ve played some big teams as well.
“We’re anticipating a real tough game and if we’re not at our best then we won’t get what we want out of the game, so we’ll have to be at our best to beat them.”
Raiders' coach Jon Ellis said: "It will be the first time for us to face the All Golds, even though we haven’t played against them we have been keeping an eye on their recent results and understand that this will be a very difficult fixture for our squad, Some of our players are looking forward to playing on a Sunday for a change."
Back in South Wales, the Scorpions take on London Skolars at Caerphilly RFC with a 3pm kick-off.
Scorpions’ coach Phil Carleton said: “I think we’ve won two out of our last three games against Skolars and we’re hoping to repeat that at Caerphilly. It’s a big ask, they’ve been having some great performances and they’re high on confidence and we’re probably a little bit low on confidence but everyone has their bogey teams. Again we’ll try to right our wrongs and if we get those right, we’ll be close – it’s just a case of making sure we do."