Amateur RL: Marlins talk up chances against Warriors with Parle back in the side

Johnny Dawson.
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HUNSLET WARRIORS face their second successive derby in National Conference Division One when they travel to Milford Marlins tomorrow.

Warriors, who drew 20-20 with East Leeds last week, will again be without Dwayne Barker (hamstring) and Johnny Dawson (working) and Luke Day (concussion), Dale Bateson (shoulder) and Ben Gale (ankle) are doubtful. Phil Lythe and Daz Foster could make their debuts. Marlins are boosted by the return of influential scrum-half Josh Parle.

Oulton Raiders are at home to Elland tomorrow. Mark Falkingham, Matty Handforth, Matty Bullough, Andy Tate and James Cruickshank are all in contention after missing last week’s opening win at Normanton Knights.

Hunslet Club Parkside host Stanningley in a major derby as the two promoted sides do battle in National Conference League Division Two. Parkside are still without captain Jamie Bradley and Pat Banks while Jack Carvill (banned) and Mark Stubley (work) are also unavailable.

But Nat Browne returns after 12 months following a broken foot and James Healey is also back from a season playing in Australia. Coach Paul McShane will give a late fitness test to prop Jamie Fields. East Leeds head to Shaw Cross in Division One without key loose-forward James Forsell (shoulder) that sidelines him for four weeks but Shane Plunkett comes in.

Oulton’s women are at home to Lindley Ladies on Sunday (1.30pm).