Dom Brambani’s return is boost ahead of Hunslet’s trip to Rochdale

Hunslet RLFC’s experienced scrum-half Dom Brambani will be available for tomorrow’s crucial Betfred League One fixture at Rochdale Hornets (3pm).

Saturday, 21st August 2021, 4:44 am
Hunslet's Dominic Brambani is available to face Rochdale. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Brambani has been forced to self-isolate in recent weeks but has now been given the thumbs-up to return to action after having missed the Parksiders’ last four fixtures.

Young half-back Dave Gibbons, who was unavailable for last week’s home win over London Skolars, has recovered from a groin strain and is also available for selection. Simon Brown, however, has not quite recovered from a rib injury, while Matty Chrimes is ruled out against his home-town club through a sternum knock sustained against the Skolars.

Will Cooke (hamstring) and Brad Hey (ankle/Covid), meanwhile, are still sidelined.

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“The group have prepared for this game exceptionally well,” said Hunslet head coach Alan Kilshaw.

“Rochdale have hit some good form and after their strong recruitment in the off-season, and during the season, they have a very talented squad.

“We know they will be strong favourites for the game, but I am confident in our squad’s ability to mix it with the best sides in this division; Rochdale fall under that category.”

Hunslet from: Young, Hartley, Chapman-Smith, A Jones-Bishop, Reittie, Coleman, Gibbons, Brambani, Andrade, Halafihi, Conroy, Whiteley, Rowe, Kidd, Straugheir, Hallas, Wray, McClean, Wood, Summers, Morris.