Hunslet Coach Dean Muir is taking advantage of the Dual Registration deal with Wakefield Trinity ahead of Hunslet’s home clash with North Wales Crusaders this Sunday (April 28th 3pm).

Popular half-back Myles Lawford is one of the 4 players to be considered for selection, as are highly rated Centre Joe Law and forwards Ethan Wood and Isaac Shaw.

“I’m really happy to get Myles” said Muir “he’s a massive threat to any defence and hopefully with the Hunslet fans having fond memories of Myles last season, will be a crowd puller.”

On the other lads Muir said “Joe is a young centre, getting big raps, whilst Isaac is a big ball carrier and very direct. Ethan has good footwork and lots of energy.”

It’s no secret that Hunslet have suffered injuries to their right edge. Mac Walsh was lost to Toulouse having trained all pre-season, Ben Sheils is out for another 8 weeks and on-loan players Will Adams and Matty Chrimes are out for 4 weeks and 4-6 weeks respectively.

On-loan Mackenzie Scurr and try scoring winger Alfie Goddard are 50/50, so the news that Joe Law comes on loan and Aidan Scully is fit and available shores up the numbers.

After last week’s disappointing defeat Hunslet need to get back on the horse against a good North Wales side. “Crusaders are a very good, direct side. Heavy in shape and with Forster, Barrett and Ah Van have threats all over the park.” said Muir. It’s worth remembering this Crusaders side were only 80 minutes from the Championship last season, and so can never be written off.

On Hunslet’s season so-far it’s worth noting that against teams other than the 2 clear favourites Hunslet have won 3 from 4. Having to shuffle players around from injuries against Workington didn’t help, but the players on the field cannot miss tackles and expect to win.

“It’d be nice to finish a game with a fit 17” said Muir “we ended up with Middles playing in the centres last week, so these on-loan players should give us some punch through the middle we missed out on late in the game last Sunday.”

Hopefully the Hunslet crowd will remember last seasons play-off knock-out against North Wales and will roar on the Parksiders to a bit of sweet revenge.

Meanwhile, winger Dan McGrath and Half-back Harry Williams have both returned to amateur rugby.