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Cougars Up For Cumbria Test – Whitehaven Preview

Whitehaven v Keighley Cougars Preview by Joshua Chapman (@Chapalar) in association with A1 Stairlifts.

Just five days removed from the Widnes cup tie, and the Cougars are back in action with a midweek trip to Cumbria to take on Whitehaven.

Paul March is expected to make a large number of changes yet again as more of the seasons regular starters set to appear at the Rec.

James Haley, Paul White, Andy Shickell, James Feather, Sean Hesketh, Brendon Rawlins and Jode Sheriffe are just a selected few who should return for the reverse fixture from the season’s opening weekend.

But some of the impressive performances put in by the likes of Jesse Sheriffe and Oliver Pursglove means nothing is guaranteed when it comes to the Keighley seventeen.

However, Marchy will still be sweating on the fitness of James Craven (Groin) and Ash Lindsay (Leg) as the side make the long trip north.

Despite a poor start to the current campaign, Whitehaven are currently one of the Championship’s form teams.

Sitting just outside the play off places going into the fixture, they are coming into the game on the back of a 24-22 victory over the back to back Champions, Sheffield Eagles.

The home side on Tuesday, can also claim one of the Championship’s biggest names in Brett Seymour, with the former Hull FC stand-off being one of the driving forces in Dave Woods’s side’s turnaround in fortunes.

But, the Cumbrian team’s plans ahead of the game have been disrupted with Papua New Guinea international Larsen Marabe leaving to return home, citing personal reasons for his departure.

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  1. d.stead says:

    the travelling fans have been dealt a massive let down by the clubs decision to play a weak team against a 1/4 final v super league. I, for one feel humiliated not may I add by the score but the fact that we did not give a toss about the result. I presume that we now have enough brass to get to the end of the season. THE CHAIRMAN keeps mailing me about the future of my club so to lose against Whitehaven after the middle class performance v Halifax relates to getting fed up after 60 yrs down lawkholme lane

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