North Wales Crusaders head coach Anthony Murray is more than aware of the threat Hunslet pose in Sunday’s fourth round Challenge Cup tie at Queensway Stadium.

It will be the first time both sides have been in action since their respective third round ties a couple of weeks ago.

Crusaders beat amateur club Rochdale Mayfield 64-6 to make sure they reached this stage of the competition, while Hunslet saw off fellow League 1 side Coventry Bears.

Having had plenty of close battles with the Yorkshire club over the last couple of years, Murray knows his side will need to be on form this weekend.

“Hunslet are a good side and they’ll be heading into the game on the back of a win against Coventry in the last round,” he said.

“They ask you a lot of questions in the middle as they have a big forward pack so we’ll need to make sure we match them in that area.

“It was a shame last weekend’s game against Doncaster was called off because we’d prepared really well for it, but it couldn’t be helped and we turned our focus straightaway to the Hunslet match.

“It’s been a really good week in training and we’ll be doing everything we can to make it into the hat for the next round, but we know it’s not going to be easy.

“We’ll have to be at our best to get past Hunslet on Sunday.”

Entry to the cup clash between Crusaders and Hunslet is priced at £12 for adults, £10 for concessions and free for U16s. Please note: season tickets aren’t valid for this fixtures as they only cover home matches in League 1.

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