Cole’s side facing testing Wath trip

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Old Brodleians face a tough task this Saturday with a visit to second-placed Wath on Dearne in Yorkshire One.

Wath have a 100 per cent record so far this term with victories away from home at Heath, 28-21 on the first day of the season, and last weekend at newly promoted Selby, 28-27.

In their only home fixture so far this season they were victorious over expected front runners Ilkley by 45-6.

Brods, who lost 31-22 at home to Doncaster Phoenix last weekend, have worked hard this week in training to improve in the key areas of lineout and the ruck area .

New signing , Tongan prop Loma Kivalu, has received his visa and was expected to land yesterday (Wednesday).

No doubt coach John Cole will be looking to bolster the power in the pack by including him in the side at the earliest opportunity.

The seconds enjoyed a great result last Saturday with a magnificent away win at Sheffield 56-5 in the Western championship.

This followed another high scoring away win on the opening game of the season, making two wins away from home and they top the table with maximum points .

They will be looking forward to entertaining Pontefract this Saturday (3.0) who have enjoyed one victory and one defeat so far this season.

The Beavers were beaten last Saturday at home to Sandal in a closely fought contest . It was encouraging to see good numbers and availability last weekend and the club will be looking to build on this as the season progresses. They play away at Cleckheaton this weekend .

The Senior colts are at home on Sunday and will be looking to continue their fine form against another good side in the form of Wharfedale.

The teams were surely the best two sides last season competing in league and cup and Brods came out top in each competition.

Wharfedale will be looking for revenge and a top class encounter can be expected with a good crowd appreciating some of the best rugby available at this level in the country.