Injury setback for ever-present Luke

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WINGER Luke Rayner will lose his ever-present record when Hunslet Warriors visit Castleford Panthers in National Conference Division One tomorrow (2.30pm).

Rayner has a shoulder injury and Warriors will also be without free-scoring centre Mark Cunningham as he rests an injured leg.

Jim Baker, Omar Medhi, Gareth Brain and Oli Graham remain on the long-term casualty list and Karl Gunney is suspended, but skipper Caldon Bravo is set to return after scoring a hat-trick for England Lions against Scotland last weekend.

Warriors are second in Division One. They and Castleford Panthers are among five teams locked together on 24 points and with none of the other leaders in league action this weekend, tomorrow’s victors will go clear at the top of the table.

Milford Marlins – who are sixth in Division One – are away to leaders Bradford Dudley in a Conference Challenge Cup quarter-final (2.30pm).

Kippax Knights – who are sixth – will move up a place in Conference Three if they win at Nottingham Outlaws tomorrow (2.30pm). Bramley Buffaloes are at home to Bristol Sonics, one of two teams below them in the table, on Sunday (2.30pm).

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