North Wales Crusaders head coach Anthony Murray has called on his players to build on the momentum they’ve gained over the last couple of weeks.
Murray’s side booked their place in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup by beating London Skolars and have been rewarded with a trip to amateur club Thatto Heath Crusaders.
North Wales ran Oldham mightily close, losing 16-14 late on, in their last League 1 outing before that.
And Murray wants his side to build on those two performances when they take on Hunslet at Queensway Stadium this Sunday.
“It’s going to be tough but, if we have the same approach as we did against Oldham, there’s no reason we can’t compete with Hunslet,” he said.
“We’re playing top of the league and they’re up there for a reason. They’ve won two from two so far.
“We need to take some confidence from both the Oldham performance and the win at London.
“London’s a difficult place to go and, when I reviewed the game, there wasn’t a time in the match when we didn’t look as though we were in control.
“We went into a bit of a lull at one point in the match, but we brought ourselves back out of that.
“When London are at home, you know they’re not going to give up and we expected the response from them.
“I’ve every confidence we can compete with Hunslet and get something from the game.”
Back the lads at Queensway Stadium on Sunday as they aim to build on the victory at London last weekend.