DEWSBURY RAMS have nothing to lose and everything to gain from tomorrow’s Kingstone Press Championship Shield semi-final at Bradford Bulls (3pm).
Rams have achieved their aim for the season by reaching the play-offs and boss Glenn Morrison says the pressure is off.
“It has been a tough year,” Morrison said. “We’ve had lots of injuries and ups and downs, but we have achieved the goal we set at the start of it. Hopefully we can kick on and try and finish one game further than last year, which would be good for the squad and the club.”
Bradford topped the Shield table, 16 points ahead of Morrison’s fourth-placed side and will be overwhelming favourites tomorrow, despite Rams having won two of the four meetings between the teams this season.
“They will be confident after an 80-0 win over Sheffield last week,” Morrison noted. “Everyone will expect them to win with the team and squad they’ve got, but we’ll put in our best performance.
“We will give it a good shot and I am confident in the players we’ve got. I know we can give them a good game and finals footy is a whole new competition.”
Meanwhile, Rams’ Jason Muranka has been named in Serbia’s train-on squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Wales in Llanelli on October 15 and Italy in Belgrade a week later.