Golden Army ready for Stags stampede
The University of Gloucestershire All Golds entertain Hemel Stags this Sunday at the Prince of Wales stadium in Cheltenham at 3pm.
The All Golds secured a fine away victory last week at promotion favourites Hunslet Hawks whilst Hemel lost to York City Knights. In the professional era the sides have met four times and on each occasion the Hertfordshire side has triumphed. The last meeting saw the Stags victorious in Gloucestershire by 20 – 21.
The All Golds head coach Steve McCormack will be able to welcome back number 9 and hooker Casey Canterbury and Australian winger Aidan Jenkins whilst Harry Chapman-Walker will also be considered. However McCormack may decide to keep the combination that won so well in Leeds last Sunday. An injury concern is in form Jason Muranka who despite breaking his finger returned from hospital to play a telling role at Hunslet. He will be assessed by the medical staff before the team is selected.
The Stags are a well organised and established outfit and as Head Coach, McCormack, indicates they pose as a serious threat:
“We are well aware of the threats the Hemel Stags bring. They have had some excellent results in this year’s competition and we are preparing for a very tough contest. We still have massive improvements left in us as individuals and as a team and we are looking at continuing our current form on Sunday. Championship One is turning out to be a tremendous division to play in and every week brings a different challenge.”
All Golds Squad
Thomas, Claridge, Te’o, Cowburn, Ward, Jenkins, White, Bradley, Fairbank, Cook, Duffy, Muranka, Jones, Smith, Foster, Canterbury, McClean, Stewart, Chapman-Walker, Walter, Spencer-Tonks
Get down to the Prince of Wales Stadium this Sunday at 3pm for Championship 1 Rugby League as the All Golds take on Hemel Stags. Pre book your tickets by booking online at www.allgoldsrugby.com £10 for Adults and £5 for concession.
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