Acklam travel again this week this time to Eastwood Gardens, Gateshead. The hosts haven't enjoyed the best of starts to the season, with 2 away defeats and a home defeat to some of the stronger contenders in the league this season. They will no doubt be looking to remedy this at home this Saturday against an Acklam side that shows great attacking ability but occasional defensive frailties and lack of concentration hence having won one from three but collected well earned bonus points.
Brad Gators ankle has recovered from the high tackle he sustained at medicals and is able to return to the bench providing options for the back line. Nathan Faint who has been looking sharp in the 2nd team also returns to the starting 1st XV filling the 15 jersey. Xander Collins steps up from the bench to partner Nathan Thompson at lock as does George Reeve starting at 8. A welcome return also to the powerful Paul Owens who docks at loosehead.
Travelling support is especially appreciated by the players KO 3pm