NO-ONE quite knows what to expect tomorrow when Cleckheaton take on Bradford & Bingley at Moorend.

Both sides were thumped in their North One East openers, with Cleck going down 56-5 at Malton & Norton and the Bees 53-33 at home to Scarborough.

“We didn’t score 33 points but it was one of those afternoons that you get once a season,” explained Cleckheaton’s head coach Thiu Barnard.

“We had to make a late change and we have just decided to draw a line under it. However, it doesn’t make us a bad side as we have still won ten of our last 11, including pre-season.”

Cleckheaton, however, need a crop of late fitness tests, with Barnard warning: “We could be missing five out of the six players who are doubtful!”

Bees’ assistant coach Hugh Gumbs said; “We have only played one match in pre-season and are still getting to know each other as a squad, but our preparation has been better this week.”

Bradford Salem scored 50 points last week, winning 52-22 at Keighley, and again hand out debuts for their home match against Middlesbrough, who also started out with a win.

Making their first starts for the Heaton side are prop Callum King, flanker Mike MacDonald and, from the bench, Kristian Dobson.

Salem’s manager Neil Klenk said: “Callum is from the Sydenham club in Christchurch, New Zealand, where Rhys Green has played for the past couple of years.

“Mike MacDonald is normally a tight-head prop and played for Harrogate’s first team last season.

“He has also played for Scottish Universities, Stewart’s Melville College and Heriot.”

Dobson is a cousin of former Salem player Kody Brook.

Winger Sam Dunn also returns for Salem, having been a late withdrawal for the Keighley derby.

Keighley are at Dinnington, who lost 36-22 at Old Crossleyans last weekend.

Otley are at home to Huddersfield in National League Two North (2.30).

“It is a derby and it should be entertaining,” said Otley’s director of rugby Charlie Maunder, who could have former Huddersfield players Adam Malthouse (lock) and Laurence Sanderson (tight-head prop) available. “Both are champing at the bit to be involved,” said Maunder.

Bradford Salem (home to Middlesbrough): D Belcher, S Dunn, M Trueman, H Hall, R Smith; J Pinder, A Waring; C King, G Griekis,W Collins, S Gardner, J Hargreaves, M MacDonald, C Baines, R Green. Replacements: J Ashworth, K Dobson, B Whitaker.

Wibsey (at Burley) from: S Birkbeck, R Hall, J Bradbury, D Carr, E Cousins, S Smith, L Wilson, D Wilkinson, A McDonnell, R Greenwood; K Carter, A Robinson, B Mpofu, N Marchant, J Vogel, C Walker, J Payton, S Foulds, B Wright, H Craven-Moore.