UNBEATEN Underbank Rangers are bracing themselves for their toughest test of the Co-operative Conference National rugby league season.

After opening their 2011 summer campaign with a hat trick of triumphs, coach Richard Knight’s men tomorrow travel to face a Featherstone Lions side boasting a two-from-two record.

With Rangers having made their best ever start to a Conference campaign, confidence is high the Holmfirth-based side can go and get the job done.

But with Underbank having never won in Featherstone, Knight knows his side must be at their best to maintain their 100% start to the campaign.

“Featherstone once again look like they’ll be a tough team to beat,” said Knight, who is bidding to take his side to a third successive Grand Final.

“I’m sure they’ll be looking forward to welcoming us after winning their opening two games, and I’m also sure they’ll be well aware we’ve never won at their place.

“But this season we feel more equipped than ever to break that duck, even though we know we’re going to be facing a massive challenge.

“Having said that, we’re now getting used to that on a weekly basis.

“It’s good being one of the top teams, but because we’ve reached the last two Grand Finals everyone knows what to expect from us. All our rivals seem to raise their game against us, because we’re now one of the bigger scalps in the competition.

“We know that’s what we’re going to be facing again tomorrow, and we’re ready for that.

“And there’s no doubt that if we can get the win over there it’ll be another clear sign that we’re continuing to head in the right direction.

“It’s a massive game.”

Bank make the relatively short trip without the services of key duo Alex Chatterton and Joe Worthington, who are both unavailable.

But they welcome back the likes of experienced trio Richard Aka, Paul Horsfall and Rob Joyce as they bid to keep the pressure on early-season leaders Dewsbury Celtic.

Underbank: Hendrick, Allette, Briggs, Midgley, Aka, Barrett, Williams, Joyce, Horsfall, Carroll, Dalby, Housley, Mitchell, St Hilaire, Boothroyd, Cummings, Geoghegan, Horn.