HUDDERSFIELD Rugby Union Club tackle Leeds Tykes in the first round of the Yorkshire Cup at Lockwood Park on Wednesday night (6.30).
The tie is now becoming almost an annual event, as Huddersfield have been paired with the Guinness Premiership side three times in the last four years, and actually got the better of them 12 months ago, when they pulled off a shock 16-14 victory.
They were well beaten by the National League team in the 2004-05 season, losing 28-5, again in Leeds.
Huddersfield, who have reached the North I play-offs this season, will almost certainly go into the match with a mixture of first and second team players.
Prior to the play-off match on April 26, Huddersfield have two North I League games remaining, starting with a tough away trip to Westoe on Saturday, and although they will be aiming to upset the Premiership’s basement side again, the selectors will obviously have an eye on more important up-coming games.
One man definitely out of the equation is skipper and director of rugby Mark Sowerby, who has business commitments and will be unavailable for the clash.