Batley Bulldogs’ helping hand

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BATLEY Bulldogs have given amateurs Drighlington a hand ahead of Sunday’s Yorkshire Cup final.

Drighlington will face Queens at Featherstone Rovers’ Big Fellas Stadium and coach Karl Harrison is rooting for the club where he played his junior rugby.

Harrison’s son plays at Drighlington and his father, who still lives in the area, said: “We had a training session against them this week.

“It was a session to help them to prepare and to sharpen us up. It was very, very good and I wish them all the best for Sunday.

“They ran rings round us and if they play like they did in that session, they should have no problem at the weekend.”

Bulldogs travel to Halifax – another of Harrison’s former clubs – in the Northern Rail Cup on Sunday.

Alex Brown and Danny Maun have both recovered from knee injuries and come into an otherwise unchanged squad.

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