Roughyed Friday

Date published: Thursday, June 17, 2010

THERE might not be any first-team rugby this weekend, but Friday night can still be fans’ night for Roughyeds supporters, who have choices about how and where to get behind their favourite club.

Those who wish to stay close to home can watch England’s World Cup clash with Algeria on big-screen TV in the Whitebank club, from 7.30pm, and directly support Roughyeds at the same time.

Every pound spent over the bar at Whitebank helps to take our club forward on and off the field, and now that we have this facility to strengthen the club financially — thanks to social events in our own club — we have to maximise its potential for growth.

So if you want to watch England, and support your favourite rugby league club at the same time, Whitebank is the place to be tomorrow (Fri) night when you can also enjoy the company of fellow fans in our very own club surroundings.

The other option is to travel to Hunslet Hawks in order to give vocal backing and support to our in-form Reserve team, which will be going to the South Leeds Stadium in search of a fourth consecutive win.

The last three wins have yielded a total of 150 points at an average of 50 per game, including 58 against Hunslet at Whitebank a fortnight ago.

After that match the Hawks coach, Gary Lord, a former Oldham forward, kept his players on the pitch for what seemed like an eternity as they no doubt conducted the inquest into what had gone wrong.

Lord and the Hawks will be fired up to avenge that heavy defeat by Houghie’s boys, so another good game is in prospect for the ever-growing band of followers of our second team. The match kicks off at Hunslet at 8.00pm.

So there you have it. Think Friday, think Fans’ Night . . . either at Whitebank to watch England v Algeria in the Whitebank club or at Hunslet to watch the Reserves aiming to put on another top performance. The choice is yours . . .