Amateur RL: Pivotal points to be earned by city sides at both ends of the ladder

Richard Wheelhouse.
Richard Wheelhouse.
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LEEDS TEAMS face vital games at both ends of the National Conference Division One table tomorrow.

Second-placed Hunslet Club Parkside will travel to Castleford’s Lock Lane without eight first-team regulars who are away on a stag weekend. Mark Stubley, Jack Kirmond, Jack Carvill and James Milburn are recalled, alongside Jay Cunningham and Jake Corney.

Hunslet Warriors' Daryl Gaunt.

Hunslet Warriors' Daryl Gaunt.

Eighth-placed Hunslet Warriors are away to Shaw Cross Sharks, who are seventh place.

Caldon Bravo, Lloyd Templeton and inspirational half-back Richard Wheelhouse will return for Warriors, but Ben Gale and Daryl Gaunt are unavailable and full-back Gary McClelland is in doubt due to a head injury.

Kieran Webster (knee), Richard Hulme (thumb) and Dwayne Barker (biceps) have been ruled out of third-placed Milford Marlins’ home game against York Acorn.

Joe Tharme and Robin Wilkes are unavailable, but centre Steve Bacon, hooker Josh Parle, club captain Andy Barker and back-rower Scott Watson are all back in contention.

Division Two leaders Oulton Raiders visit Leigh East and second-placed East Leeds play host to Askam.

Easts will be close to full-strength with Shane Plunkett back from holiday and Lee Priestley and Tim Norfolk available following work commitments.

Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers forthcoming clash at Elland Road, Leeds, on Friday 23rd March. Pictured Castleford players Grant Millington and Ben Roberts, with Leeds Rhinos players  Jamie Jones-Buchanan, and Kallumm Watkins.

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