1st July 2016, 05:37
Tigers back at home again with Cougars in Notts
Torfaen Tigers play their first fixture in three weeks as they host Coventry Bears Reserves at Cwmbran RFC on Saturday (kick- off 2.30pm).
Torfaen Tigers play their first fixture in three weeks as they host Coventry Bears Reserves at Cwmbran RFC on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm).
After defeats to their Welsh rivals in their last two games, the Tigers are currently bottom of the seven-team league table.
Coventry, with only three wins this season, are looking for a victory to strengthen their charge for a top four finish and put the pressure on the out of form All Golds, who are currently in fourth.
Coach Kyle Scrivens says that his side could have a youthful look this week as they embrace the talent coming through the ranks.
“We look forward to the visit of Coventry with excitement,” he said. “Cwmbran is a fortress for us and they are the only English side to ever beat us at home.
“There is a youthful look to our 17 as we aim to build for the future. There’s great talent in the club with lots of players at all levels wanting to play Rugby League.”
Valley Cougars travel to Nottingham Outlaws in a fixture that’s always highly anticipated.
Unbeaten in the last three games since losing at Torfaen last month, Nottingham are regaining the form that helped them beat the Cougars in last year’s Final.
But the Treharris-based side, who go into the game on the back of a tough win over All Golds Reserves last week, will be determined to do the double over their old rivals.
“We won well at home against Nottingham earlier this season,” said Cougars coach Dafydd Hellard. “But we know it’s always more difficult to travel in this league. We’ll need to be at our best to keep our position at the top of the table.”