Beavers Face Tough Test As They Return To Action After The Winter Break

Beavers Face Tough Test As They Return To Action After The Winter Break

are hoping to start the second half of the season where they left off before and continue their rich seam of form, when they visit early pacesetters in Lancashire on Saturday.

The sides last met back in September at , Beverley were in front with just seconds left in the game though stole the victory with last gasp try as Rossendale won the game 35 – 32.

Despite enjoying an unusually lengthy break over the holiday, still have two or three niggly injury problems to contend with.

Front row man Sam Kerry, scrum half Tom Steadman and centre James Lowe all picked up knocks in the final game before and not one had fully recovered at the start of this week. Final fitness tests will be carried out at Thursday night’s training session.

However, it is likely that last season’s top try scorer and young lock Stuart Nel will, at last be fit to return, giving head coach some options to consider. Posa commented ahead of the game;

“We had a couple of really good training sessions over the Xmas break, but nothing can truly represent playing week in, week out.”

“We will need to get back into our shape and structures as quickly as possible, especially at a tough place like – but I’m sure we will relish the challenge.”

“On the injury front, you would think with a three week lay off, we would be close to full strength, but having players out injured is just part of the norm these days, so we just get on with things. Our physio , does a great job, so I’d hate to think how bad it would be without her!”

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