Beverley RUFC will be looking to get back to winning ways today as they hit the road for second week in a row to face to North Ribblesdale.
Last weekend an out of sorts Beverley were well beaten by Scarborough and will need a win if they are to keep their promotional hopes alive.
Speaking ahead of their Yorkshire Division One fixture, Beverley’s manage Will Turnbull said;
“We are very short- we have a full pack out and have four backs missing. Big players.”
Beverley’s line up will feature veteran Junior Tupai as they look to plug gaps created by lacks of players for the fixture.
Daniel Thomson, Jack Howdle and Alex McPeake are also recalled to the squad, while youngster Rhys Innes has been given a place on the bench.
Turnbull, despite his selection worries remains confident, he added;
“We have said we are going to go out and above anything, get back into the enjoyment of the game and why we play it.”
“The mood has been positive, we’ve reviewed it and we played some good stuff, just little errors.”
On paper Beverley should have no issues against North Ribblesdale who are struggling and the bottom end of the league with just two wins all season.
North Ribblesdale have a much weaker defensive and offensive record when compared to Beverley conceding 347 points in their 11 games this season.
Beverley have a stronger points per game average with 29 per match while North Ribblesdale have an average 14 points per match.
Should Beverley win and results go their way in other fixtures the Beavers could reclaim fourth spot in the table after dropping a place due to last weeks defeat.
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