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The Champions Come Calling – Sheffield Preview

Keighley Cougars v Sheffield Eagles Match Preview in association with A1 Stairlifts by Joshua Chapman (@Chapalar)

Following the dramatic comeback victory over Workington, the Cougars welcome back to back champions Sheffield Eagles to Cougar Park this Sunday.

Paul March, serving the final game of his four match suspension, will be without Ash Lindsay following the fractured leg sustained in Cumbria.

One long term injury that the Player-Coach will not have to worry about much longer is James Haley as the experienced Ireland international is three weeks away from full fitness.

Marchy will also have the services of Scott Law to call upon with Judge available after injury, Paul has also hinted Ross Peltier could be recalled for the fixture.

“Ash is going to be in plaster for six weeks and it’s a massive loss for us, but we’ve got a decent squad this year and Scott Law or Ross Peltier will get their chance this week.”

The visitors, Sheffield Eagles, will be coming to Cougar Park on the back of a comprehensive victory over the Dewsbury Rams last weekend.

Winger Scott Turner will be looking to extend his phenomenal try scoring run to nine games this Sunday against the Cougars.

Scott is a part of arguably the league’s most dangerous back line with the Cougars also out to stop QLT, Menzie Yere, Misi Taulapapa, Pat Walker, Dominic Brambani and new recruit Lelauloto Tagaloa.

The Eagles will also have added power and impact to its weakened pack with Tom Lillycrop, recruited from Dewsbury, in line for a second appearance for the club.

But in the words of Paul March: “Sheffield are back-to-back champions, and it doesn’t get any bigger than that.”

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2 Responses

  1. john french says:

    the way the cougars are playing with guts and determination sheffield will have to be on top form and we dont give away easy points early on come on the lads

  2. dave heaps says:

    the cougars must make sure that they play for the full 80 mins, they can not afford to give the eagles an early lead come on you cougaaaaars.

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