MR Versatility, Neil Walker, is ready to play the scrum-half role for the YMCA tomorrow as they aim to overcome last week's bitter disappointment and put daylight between themselves and Sandal at Laund Hill (2.15).
With first-choice No9 Simon Wilson ruled out with damaged foot ligaments suffered during last week's clash at Pontefract, the vastly-experienced Walker (left) takes over the No9 shirt for the game against the team immediately below them in Yorkshire I.
"The lads were bitterly disappointed to lose by just three points at Pontefract, where we were the better side in many areas," said coach Carl Thewlis.
"We were better in the line-out and our defence was magnificent, but a 28-4 penalty count made against us by the referee cost us in the end.
"James Watson and Darrell McSwiney did a great job in the front row, and if we can reproduce the same sort of performance we put in at Pontefract, then I think Sandal will have their work cut out to close us down."
If Walker does take over at scrum half, then it will allow both James Bracken and Mark Eastwood to start on either flank of the pack.
There will be no changes in the threequarters, where Dave Holmes and Chris Cowling will be on the wings, with Mava Iosefa and Stuart Morton at centre and in-form David Rees joining the attacking line form full-back.
It's certainly a game that YM need to win, especially as only four points cover nine teams in the division, with bottom club Wheatley Hills on six, and fourth placed Ilkley on 10.
Tomorrow is also president's day at Laund Hill, with Betty France hosting the Yorkshire RFU president Keith Dyas.
YMCA: Rees; Cowling, Iosefa, Morton, Holmes; Sarjeant, Walker; Watson, Guegue, McSwiney, Housley, Hannan, Bracken, Eastwood, Anderson. Subs: Hellawell, Gregson, Whitehead.
Seconds/Vets (Geneva, home, 2.15. Meet 1.00): From: Sanderson, Beaumont, Watson, Elsworth, Oldham Nyahoda, Bowker, Boothroyd, Morgan, Travis, O'Grady, Stephen, Barrett, Mossley, Jones, Morton, Smith, Heptonstall, Horner, Rimmer, Hilton.
Third XV (Yarnbury, away, 2.15. Meet noon). From: Earnshaw, Nasey, Saville, Woods, Garrety, Morton, Hirst (I), Hirst (M), Hirst (S), Hellawell, Parker, Bates, Tucker, Noble, Scanlon, Smith.