Queensbury's cup opponents are now league opponents after player ruling (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Queensbury's cup opponents are now league opponents after player ruling
Saturday's Ace Insurance BARLA National Cup quarter-final between Queensbury and Slaithwaite Saracens has been postponed following an objection from Victoria Rangers.
The Vics, who narrowly lost to the Huddersfield outfit in the previous round, lodged a complaint regarding player irregularities, which the ruling body found in their favour, and Saracens now have a right of appeal before the revised tie can go ahead.
Instead, Bury will travel to Slaithwaite for their scheduled Pennine League Championship Division fixture.
Player-coach Andy Senior has an abundance of talent to select from, with half-backs Callum Murgatroyd and Josh Naylor back in action.
Sam Cheney and Ash Ryan also make the squad but free-scoring centre Tom Hainsworth faces a fitness test before kick-off.
The Vics will move their first-round Pennine Supplementary Cup game down the road to Rawdon Meadows if their Harrogate Road HQ is still unplayable.
Three-quarters Jack Dawson and Jay Rossi are playing for their university team, while Joe Lumb and Ethan Ryan have been picked for the Bradford Bulls' Academy side.
Fringe journeyman Elliot Cousins has returned to Bradford Dudley Hill, leaving West’s to look to their under-18 side to fill the gaps.
Elliott Townsend keeps his spot, following a successful debut last week, with Oliver Bartle and Shab Khan set to follow in his footsteps.
Bowling’s second-team selection will therefore have a knock-on effect before they travel to Illingworth in the second round of the Supplementary Cup.
Wibsey Warriors have a change of fixture and will now travel to Queens.
They were set to go to Halifax Irish before the game was called off due to the serious doubts regarding the hosts' ability to complete their fixtures due to players jumping ship for the summer game.
Birkenshaw will be glad to get underway at Lindley Swifts in Championship Division One after a long lay-off, and there will be a good crowd on the touchline side when Odsal Sedbergh host Wyke in the Division One derby at Odsal Rec.
Sedge’s Andy Gabriel will miss out after signing for Keighley Cougars.
The speedy 20-year-old wing or centre has been in ruthless form the past 18 months.
He was the club's top scorer last term with 22 tries in 18 games, and continued that hot streak into this season with 14 scores in nine appearances before being snapped up.
Gabriel is poised to make his Cougar Park debut for the under-20s side against Sheffield Eagles tonight.