Regional rugby round-up.
Tynedale's injury-ravaged squad will be bolstered by the addition of two new signings this weekend as John Shotton's team attempt to put their troubles behind them with a much-needed victory.
Macclesfield will be the visitors to Corbridge for tomorrow's National League Division Three fixture and, given the home side's paucity of options, the addition of Robin Holcroft and James Burns
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Holcroft, a Scottish Under-19 centre, has joined the club from Watsonians, while Durham University back-rower James Burns has been included in the senior squad for the first time. And Shotton is hoping the new pair can help him overcome an unprecedented injured list.
"It has been a very disappointing start to the season," admitted the Tynedale coach. "What we thought would be the strongest squad that we have ever had has just been decimated by injuries."
Captain Phil Belgian heads the long list of those missing with a leg problem. Cameron Johnston, Ben Duncan, Rupert Neville, Paul Scott, Stuart Johnson, Douglas Jupp, Rupert Harden and Matthew Fieldhouse will all be absent with various injuries and Peter Southern and Jack Smales are both unavailable for selection.
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West Indian West In·dies
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BORDER REIVERS (away, Glasgow Warriers): C MacRae, S Danielli, N De Luca, G Law, M Robertson, S Jones, C Cusiter, G Kerr, R Ford, B Douglas, C Hamilton, O Palepoi, K Brown, R Beattie, S Gray/A Miller. Reps: S Scott, E Kalman, J Dalziel, S Newlands, B McKerchar, S Gray/A Miller, L Kibble/G Townsend.
ALNWICK (away, Gateshead Fell): C Kirtley, A Shell, R Jamieson, J Davidson, I Gray, S Laing, Rob Ord, A Johnson, G Hodgson, A Armstrong, D Gray, J Fernback, D Smith, M Strother, S Archer, D Allen, R Dunlop, M Black.
BLAYDON (home, Leicester Lions): J Clarke, M Hall, C Roe, L Gumbrill, C Stewart, P Clark, D Guthrie, P Altona, P Brady, D Brown, A Wright, S St Bernard, J Kyle, G Charlton, R Windle, M Shaw, S Barber, R Smith, N Gandy.
BLYTH (away, Yarm): S Hall, L Baxter, S Robinson, G Sinton, J Bostock, G Dawson, D Walker, R Sparks, K Barratt, M Stephenson, T Beech, S Henderson, W Davie, J Smith, R Davison. Reps: G Kirkup, G Sutherland, B Smith.
NORTHERN (away, Ryton): A Sutherland, S Kay, D Kay, P James, P Scott, R Thompson, S Stirling, D O'Sullivan, E Halford, L Cowan, A Moore, N Welton, S Turnbull, C Irving, G Hall, G Smith, A Douglas, A Baston, A Cameron.
MORPETH (away, Sheffield Tigers): A Rogers, B Stewart, W Thornton, S Hills, N Harper, T Wilkinson, C Reynolds, S Ramsay, J Thornton, D Dickinson,. D Hotton, J Forsythe, A Hall, I Menzies, R Morrison. Replacements: J Stafford, M Walker, J Cunningham.
NORTH SHIELDS (away, Stockton): P Finlay, K Moat, S McPherson, J Carr, J Deacon, J Thompson, G Crombie, B Lemmons, G Irving, A Cockburn, J McFarlane, J Kenny, B Elliott, B Cliffe, A Burrows. Reps: C Spedding, D O'Connor, I Swinbank.
NOVOCASTRIANS (home, Barnsley): A Walker, S Stewart, C Donabie, S Greetham, R Moat, C Fife, M Williamson, M Finlay, P Douthwaite, R Clarke, D Tate, N Cotterill, S Kelleher, B Merrett, G Evans. Reps: J Desmond, D Addison, M Baker.
RYTON (home, Northern): A Brett, H Convery, B Hanratty, J Kirtley, D Lowes, P McCarten, P Moore, T Oliver, C Oxley, S Parkinson, M Roberts, C Scullion scul·lion
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SEAHAM (away, Whitby): K Evans, B Morton, S Pattison, S Williams, A Baxter, C Burdess, L Phillips, B Smith T Thynne, C Bell, S Wilkinson, D Drinkwater, A Hogwood, G Lynn, J Dawson, J Hall, R Ramshaw, D George, P Miller, B Bell, D Bell, D Cahill, A Elliott, S Meir, P Price.
SUNDERLAND (home, Consett): R Harrison, A Ross, P Harrison, J Drummond, R Stormont, E Britton, M Watt, M Maher, S Vaughan, R Holbrough, I Dobson, S Graham, M Goforth, S Bellon, M Porter, C Edwards, F Kennedy, J McLennan.
TYNEDALE (home, Macclesfield): W Massey, M Laycock, G Beasley, J Mock, A Day, R Holcroft, R Samson, J Harrison, L Woodhouse, P Southern, A Charlton, B Milburn, D Hardman, G Smith, B Marshall, P Scott, R Hardman, A Murray, S Breaton, S Ridley.