Jennings back to reinforce Brodleians’ options

Rob Jennings has returned for Old Brodleians.
Rob Jennings has returned for Old Brodleians.

Old Brodleians make the short trip to Bradford Salem on Saturday looking to gain revenge for a home reverse early in the season.

In the October fixture at Woodhead, Brods looked to be in charge and dominated most of the game.

However, as they moved into the final minutes Salem had other ideas and overhauled the hosts to gain a 20-19 victory.

Both sides have had a dip in form in recent weeks and will be desperate for victory .

Each club’s last league win came against Bridlington.

Brods have lost to North Ribblesdale, Malton and Norton and Scarborough since a 17-8 home win over Brid on December 19.

Salem have lost five in a row since beating Brid 30-22 on November 21.

Brods have been struggling with a lengthy injury list so were pleased to see Rob Jennings return to the club at the weekend following his sojourn to Australia.

Jennings has been a key player in recent seasons and the Hipperholme club will be pleased to welcome his barnstorming runs in centre field back into the side.

Other returnees to the first team squad include Jamie McLaughlin, who had a hernia operation before Christmas, and Matt Willis, the experienced second-row forward who turned out recently for the seconds following a break from the game .

The seconds and Beavers are awaiting confirmation of their fixtures.

Old Brodleians’ Under-12s beat Castleford 26-7.

Matthew Briggs scored the first try before winger Ben Harrison scored in the corner.

Ben Gould then smashed through to creep over the line. Briggs executed a great chip and chase before diving over. Louis Inman converted and increased the scoreline to 26-14 before a late consolation.