WEST Bowling coach Glenn Barraclough may be preparing his side to face visitors Wigan St Judes in National Conference League Division Two tomorrow – but he has made a point of praising one of their own.

Jake Trueman emerged through the Bowling ranks and been selected for the England Knights Performance Squad after just five professional matches, one for the Bulls and four for Castleford Tigers.

The Bradford-born 19-year-old hit the headlines last September, scoring three tries in his first start for the Tigers as Luke Gale's deputy.

Barraclough said: "We are massively proud of him and England obviously see some potential in him."

Bowling will give another of their products, hooker Kieran Baker, an opportunity this weekend.

Barraclough also revealed that having three-quarter Joe Hammond available after a knee reconstruction was like signing another player.

Meanwhile, Drighlington welcome Leigh East in another Division Two contest.

In Division One, Bradford Dudley Hill make the short trip to Kirkstall to face Milford Marlins, who lost in the play-offs last season, on their artificial pitch.

Dudley Hill manager Steve Wright said: "We have only played there once and drew 20-20 a few years ago.

"We hope to have Isaac Brown available but he is a plumber and that depends how many jobs he had to shift from yesterday.

"We will have to watch for James Barker, among others, and will have to stop their go-forward.

"But losing former Bulls Academy centre Daniel Lee (son of former coach Jason), who is working on the trains, is a big blow for us."

At district level, most interest will centre on the Jack Senior Memorial Cup semi-finals.

Clayton host Wibsey and Queensbury welcome Wyke, with the winners contesting the final at Odsal on Saturday, April 7 and the losers battling it out in the curtain-raiser, the Hudson Foster Supplementary Cup final.

In the Yorkshire Men's League, the Forty20 Cup finally gets underway.

In Group Three, Queensbury welcome Nottingham Outlaws, a side they triumphed over 54-12 last season.

Keighley Albion make the trip to York side Heworth in Group Four, with Wibsey Warriors hosting Hull outfit Skirlaugh Bulls.

In Group Five, Birstall Victoria travel to Elland, with Worth Village on the road at Dewsbury Celtic in Group Six, and Wyke taking on visitors Crigglestone All Blacks.