By N Lawless
The 1st XV and Falcons can now confirm this year’s pre-season friendlies. On Saturday 23rd August they will host Sheffield Tigers and on Saturday 30th August they will play Cleckheaton, both at Lockwood Park.
Commenting on the fixtures, Head Coach Gareth Lewis said: “Both games will be tough encounters. Sheffield Tigers are in a similar position to ourselves twelve months ago following relegation from National 2 North and looking to rebuild a squad under a familiar face Theo Barnard as head coach.
“Cleckheaton will be flying high after a promotion winning season and tough local derby should ideal preparation for the season ahead.”