BRADFORD & BINGLEY, who face Moortown in North One East tomorrow, will have to manage for the rest of the season without their Tongans, who have gone or are going back home.

Bees head coach Hugh Gumbs explained: "We are already without our second row Kati Tuopilutu and will soon be losing centre Semisi Maasi and flanker Heimulu Taffi but we have Joe Daley available to play at lock alongside the returning Marko Svagusa and we have Sam White at hooker and Aaron Magee in the backs."

Bradford & Bingley, who are likely to be without Lance Taylor for three weeks after an eye injury, won 42-17 at home to basement boys Huddersfield YMCA last weekend.

Gumbs said: "They are in a very difficult position but we are just getting better and better in the scrum, the line-out and our scrambling defence.

"The tries that we conceded came from mistakes in our 22 and we kicked bits of possession away."

The eighth-placed Bees are likely to field a young half-back partnership in Sam Murphy and Ben Hockenhull at fifth-placed Moortown, who lost 54-7 at Wagon Lane in September when Gumbs' side were on a run of four straight wins in which they scored 157 points.

Cleckheaton are not looking at the bottom of the table when they visit YMCA.

"We are third in the table - who would have believed it? - and if Driffield slip up at Kendal this weekend we can go second," says Cleck's player-coach Thiu Barnard.

"But this is a derby at YM and it is going to be tough no matter where they are in the league."

Brad Marsden returns for the visitors, with Ben Etchells going to the bench.

Bradford Salem, like Wibsey and Castleford, are also rueing seeing yellow last weekend.

Salem lost 31-30 at Goole in Yorkshire Division One and visiting chairman Neil Klenk admitted: "That is disappointing.

"We lost Nick Fontaine for the first 10 minutes of the second half and Christian Baines for the last 10 minutes of the second half, which meant that we played half the stanza with only 14 men.

"We lost tries to two speculative kicks and ended up losing in almost identical circumstances to our 19-17 home defeat to Goole in September."

Salem could be without prop To'i Auali'itia (sprung shoulder) but may welcome back scrum half Harley Robertshaw.

Keighley, who are 11th, are aiming to do the double over sixth-placed Old Crossleyans, having beaten them 24-12 at Rose Cottage.

Old Grovians, who are fourth in Yorkshire Division Two, face a test of their mettle at second-placed Old Rishworthians, who have won their last nine matches.