Rugby Union: Titans hope to boost survival prospects

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Sheffield Tigers captain David Bradford has warned his teammates not to expect an easy ride as they look to take a step closer to avoiding the drop against Dudley Kingswinford this weekend.

Bradford and company slipped to a 20-5 defeat last time out against Harrogate to leave them 14 points off safety with just five games left.

However, tomorrow’s opponents Dudley Kingswinford have endured a far more difficult SSE National League Two North campaign, having lost all 26 of their league games. Already relegated and with just six points to their name, it would appear that this weekend’s result is already a foregone conclusion – just don’t tell Bradford that.

“We have got Dudley Kingswinford next and they are bottom of the table and they don’t have much to play for,” he said. “I think we can welcome them to Tigers and take all the points but we will have to be on the top of our game.

“We will have to work hard and not expect the win. Put our plays together and from training. And go into the match confident. They also have a long way to travel to the game so hopefully that will work in our favour.

“There are no major injuries. There are a few knocks and bruises but nothing serious.”