Amateur RL: Marlins left '˜high and dry' by eight Ukranian world cup call-ups

MILFORD MARLINS have an unusual excuse for fielding an under-strength side at Shaw Cross tomorrow. They have eight players on World Cup duty.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 29th June 2018, 6:15 am
Updated Friday, 29th June 2018, 3:48 pm
Luke Pettman
Luke Pettman

The Ukrainians have been playing for Milford in National Conference Division One to gain experience and have been called up for their country’s qualifier in Malta tomorrow.

Former Leeds Rhinos academy player Josh Sunley will return for Marlins after injury and Dwaine McRae is also back in contention.

Also in Division One, Oulton Raiders are at home to Featherstone Lions.

Andy Hullock. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Premier Division leaders Hunslet Club Parkside will look to extend their 100 per cent record to 14 games when they visit Kells tomorrow.

Influential stand-off Andy Hullock misses the game due to work commitments, but Luke Pettman and Dale Harris will return. George Clarke and Jamie Bradley both face a fitness test.

In Division Two, East Leeds will be looking to bounce back from last week’s disappointing loss to Saddleworth Rangers when they play host to West Bowling tomorrow.

Curtis Winstanley suffered a broken collarbone last Saturday and Ash Holmes (ankle) is an injury doubt, but Jake Normington, Johnny Carter and Mark Wrigg are back in the squad.

Leaders Stanningley play host to Leigh East and Hunslet Warriors visit Saddleworth.