Tigers’ ninth straight win bid

SHEFFIELD Tigers are searching for a ninth successive league win when they entertain fellow promotion rivals Longton in 48 hours time.

Fifth-placed Tigers face second-plac Longton having seen their trip to Old Northamptonians fall victim to the weather last weekend

The Tigers, who have chalked up 10 wins from 14 outings this season, have two games in hand over league leaders Bromsgrove and trail the table-toppers by 14 points.

Sheffield RFU, second in Yorkshire One, also return to action at Knottingley after having their home crunch encounter with unbeaten leaders Malton and Norton postponed last weekend.