SIMON WILSON is back to boost the YMCA tomorrow when they entertain Hessle in a re-arranged Yorkshire II game at Laund Hill.
The tricky scrum half has been out of action for the last month because of a leg injury, and coach Mark Eastwood will be delighted to see his return, which not only fills the No9 berth with a specialist player, but also allows skipper Neil Walker to go back his more familiar role in the back row.
Meanwhile, Will Sellars retains his place in the front row after a couple of excellent performances against Moortown and Pocklington at prop, where he will again partner Lawrence Sanderson, with Steve Dyke taking on the hooking role (2.15 kick-off).
Tim Horner was another injury worry, but has recovered from a bang and continues at centre with John Smith installed at full-back.
After being deprived of victory last week at Pocklington (following a dubious line call which ruled out a certain try for Adam Ryder), YM will be looking to take out their frustration on a Hessle side who are currently propping up the League, but the coaching team will surely be warning their side against complacency, particularly after what happened three weeks back at next-to-bottom Goole, from where they returned with a disappointing defeat!
YMCA (meet 1.00): Smith; Ryder, Stead, Horner, Beever; Swift, Wilson; Sellars, Dyke (Ste), Sanderson, Hellawell, Sibbons, Lyon, Sharrock, Walker. Subs: Pollock, Lockwood (M), Dyke (Stu).
Seconds: (v Castleford, a): Mosley, Lewis, Pearce, Wilson (P), Aurellio; Smith (A), Lockwood (T); Gregson, Stafford, Orton-Blue, Hellawell, Boyles, Croucamp, Lumb. Subs: Dyke (D), Van Niekirk, Willans.
Thirds: (v Old Brods, a): Harris; Przycka, McDonald, Barrat, Noble (K); Sykes, Morgan; Earnshaw, Morton, Murphy, Elsworth, Rimmer, Frederick, Millar, Senior. Sub: Marshall.