Points milestone within touching distance for veteran Brambani

VETERAN SCRUM-HALF Dom Brambani could reach a major milestone when Hunslet visit Keighley Cougars in Betfred League One tomorrow.
Hunslet's Dominic Brambani. Picture: Tony JohnsonHunslet's Dominic Brambani. Picture: Tony Johnson
Hunslet's Dominic Brambani. Picture: Tony Johnson

Brambani, who made his debut for Castleford Tigers in 2004 and has also played for Featherstone Rovers, Halifax, Dewsbury Rams, Sheffield Eagles and Batley Bulldogs, needs one point for 1,500 in his career.

Coach Gary Thornton has named five loan players – Batley’s Wayne Reittie and George Senior, plus potential debutants Ben Tibbs and Curtis Davies of Halifax and Dave Gibbons from Warrington – in a 19-man squad.

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The Parksiders will be without captain Duane Straugheir (back injury), Simon Brown (knee), Vila Halafihi (wrist), Sion Jones (ankle), Niall Walker (dead leg), Kiedan Hartley (hamstring), Jimmy Watson (knee) and Will Cooke (knee).

Hunslet coach Gary Thornton. Picture: Tony JohnsonHunslet coach Gary Thornton. Picture: Tony Johnson
Hunslet coach Gary Thornton. Picture: Tony Johnson

Thornton warned: “This will be another tough game for us against a team that has spent heavily in the off season to try to get out of this division.

“We have a few injuries to key men, but we will use that adversity in a positive manner and pull together for each other.”

Hunslet are aiming to get the season on track after losing two of their opening three games.

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Thornton insisted: “It’s still early days and results so far show there are a number of teams who are capable of beating each other.”

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