Hunslet have taken the opportunity to strengthen their squad for the upcoming home tie against League leaders Oldham this Sunday at the South Leeds Stadium (April 7th 3pm).

With forwards Lewis Wray and Brandan Wilkinson out long term and inspirational half-back Matty Beharrell missing through suspension the Parksiders have brought in on loan Daniel Spencer-Tonks from Swinton and Mackenzie Scurr from Bradford Bulls.

Spencer-Tonks is a 29 year old strong running forward with experience at Salford Red Devils, whilst Scurr is a young winger who cut his teeth at Castleford Tigers before a spell at Cornwall.

The visit of Oldham could be daunting after their 54-6 victory over Rochdale and Hunslets 42-14 defeat to Keighley Cougars but Coach Dean Muir doesn’t see it that way.

“The Keighley score looked worse than it was. We were the better team for the first 20 minutes, but didn’t deal with Lewis Hatton and Alex Bishop very well when they came off the interchange bench. We need to be better with and without the ball this week against a very good side, and certainly need to be more disciplined.”

With Hunslet playing last Friday and Oldham playing Sunday Muir took the chance to check out The Parksiders next opponents “Oldham are a massive threat, and are big and direct. Jordan Turner ran the game and never got tackled. Make no mistake these are a very good side, but we have prepped well and know what to expect. They are coming to our place and we’ll be giving it 100%.”

Muir was also impressed by the off the field set up at Oldham “They had over 2,000 people in and it was a good atmosphere for kids and families.”

Hunslet themselves are trying to get a new generation of fans into the stands after a visit to the Rugby Activity Camp at Hunslet ARLFC this week. Finance Director Phil Hodgson handed out tickets to the kids for this week’s match hoping to bolster support in the stands and inspire the team to a victory.

Mackenzie Scurr at training