A 52-10 defeat doesn’t often give teams confidence, but that will be the case for Dewsbury Rams when they face Sheffield Eagles at Doncaster tonight in the Kingstone Press Championship (8pm).
Rams fielded a young side in last Friday’s Challenge Cup tie against Super League giants Warrington Wolves and coach Glenn Morrison was proud of the way they performed, despite the scoreline.
“I was really pleased with the boys,” said Morrison.
“We had a lot out and we had two young halves, but they did a great job.
“There were periods when Warrington were able to get a roll on and score some tries, but we pushed them hard to the end.
“It gives us a bit of momentum and confidence about what we’re doing.”
Morrison expects Rams to be much stronger for tonight’s game, with Brett Seymour, Anthony Thackeray, Jason Crookes and Ryan Fieldhouse all set to return.
“It will be good if we get some players back,” said the coach. “It is pretty hard doing midweek games, especially backing up from Friday and working as well.
“It is a big game for us on the table, with them in third and us sixth, but hopefully the players who come back will be refreshed.
“It is a tough task, but we’ll go there and do our best.”