Dewsbury Rams in good spirits despite back-to-back defeats insists Morrison

Tom Hemingway.
Tom Hemingway.
Have your say

SUCCESSIVE DEFEATS at the start of the season haven’t dampened spirits in Dewsbury Rams’ camp and coach Glenn Morrison remains confident his side can turn things around.

Rams, who lost 46-0 at Rochdale Hornets in Kingstone Press Championship round one and 8-6 to Swinton Lions last week, take on Toulouse Olympique in France today (5pm GMT).

Glenn Morrison.

Glenn Morrison.

Toulouse are formidable opponents on their own turf, but Morrison said: “The boys were disappointed not to get the two points last week, but they realise it’s simple things to fix up to get us playing like we can.

“They are looking forward to getting another game and trying to get a win under their belt.”

Rams have been unable to train on their Tetley’s Stadium pitch following last week’s quagmire, but Morrison was hoping to arrange a ball work session in Toulouse ahead of the game.

“We know it’s going to be tough,” he said. “They don’t lose many at home and they did a number on Batley, but we’re just looking for the same attitude from the players as last week. We played for 80 minutes and if we do that we’ll give it our best shot. Not many people expect us to go there and get the points, so that takes the pressure off.”

Rob Spicer is unavailable, but Morrison expects Tom Hemingway to return after illness.