Bradford Salem set for Craig Busby Memorial clash

Sean Fields is set to play a half for each club at West Leeds

Sean Fields is set to play a half for each club at West Leeds

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Sports Reporter

BRADFORD Salem will travel to West Leeds tomorrow for the inaugural Craig Busby Memorial Match.

Craig coached both clubs, leading Salem toYorkshire Division One promotion, the Yorkshire Shield and a runners-up berth at Twickenham in the RFU Senior Vase.

And, with there being quite a bit of player traffic between Blue Hill Lane and Shay Lane, several will be playing 40 minutes for each club.

Salem'sfirst-team manager Neil Klenk said: "Sean Thomas, Sean Fields, Kris Falwasser and Kris Whata will be swapping sides at half-time."

John Dobson, chairman of Bradford Salem, said: "Craig passed away in March this year after a long and courageous battle against myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells.

"Remarkably, his final act on the rugby field for Salem was at the West Leeds-Salem game the Saturday before he died when he came onto the pitch in his wheelchair to deliver the half-time team talk."

Bradford & Bingley will be handing former Keighley Cougar Adam Mitchell his debut at Sandal, although fellow league recruit Harry Hall misses out with a groin injury.

Baildon are at Gosforth (2.00) in another pre-season friendly, giving Jenny Lane coach Adam Falkner the chance to renew acquaintances with his former club.

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